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fool1 British & World English

A person who acts unwisely or imprudently; a silly person

fool2 British & World English

A cold dessert made of pureed fruit mixed or served with cream or custard

fool English Thesaurus

you've acted like a complete fool

holy fool British & World English

A person who does not conform to social norms of behaviour because of mental disability or as a deliberate choice, regarded as having a compensating divine blessing or inspiration

April Fool British & World English

A person who is the victim of a trick or hoax on April Fool’s Day

be no fool British & World English

Be a shrewd or prudent person

more fool —— British & World English

Used to convey that a specified person is behaving unwisely

fool's gold British & World English

A brassy yellow mineral that can be mistaken for gold, especially pyrites

fool's mate British & World English

A game in which White is mated by Black’s queen on the second move

play the fool British & World English

Behave in a playful or silly way

fool's errand British & World English

A task or activity that has no hope of success

fool's parsley British & World English

A poisonous white-flowered plant of the parsley family, with fern-like leaves and an unpleasant smell, native to Eurasia and North Africa

April Fool's Day British & World English

1 April, in many Western countries traditionally an occasion for playing tricks. This custom has been observed for hundreds of years, but its origin is unknown

make a fool of British & World English

Trick or deceive (someone) so that they look foolish

fool's paradise British & World English

A state of happiness based on a person’s not knowing about or denying the existence of potential trouble

fool around in fool1 British & World English

Engage in casual or extramarital sexual activity

there's no fool like an old fool British & World English

The foolish behaviour of an older person seems especially foolish as they are expected to think and act more sensibly than a younger one

a fool and his money are soon parted British & World English

A foolish person spends money carelessly and will soon be penniless

be no fool in fool1 British & World English

Be a shrewd or prudent person

more fool —— in fool1 British & World English

Used to convey that a specified person is behaving unwisely

fool's mate in mate2 British & World English

A game in which White is mated by Black’s queen on the second move

make a fool of oneself in make a fool of British & World English

Behave in an incompetent or inappropriate way that makes one appear foolish

play the fool in fool1 British & World English

Behave in a playful or silly way

foolproof British & World English

Incapable of going wrong or being misused

make a fool of in fool1 British & World English

Trick or deceive (someone) so that they look foolish

be no or nobody's fool in fool1 British & World English

Be a shrewd or prudent person

make a fool of oneself in fool1 British & World English

Behave in an incompetent or inappropriate way that makes one appear foolish

play or act the fool in fool1 British & World English

Behave in a playful or silly way

there's no fool like an old fool in fool1 British & World English

The foolish behaviour of an older person seems especially foolish as they are expected to think and act more sensibly than a younger one

a fool and his money are soon parted in fool1 British & World English

A foolish person spends money carelessly and will soon be penniless