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Definition of "tomfool" [tom•fool]

  • A stupid or foolish person. (noun)
  • Extremely foolish or stupid. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tomfool" in a sentence
  • "Dalrymple really meant what he had said and would stick to it, she need not mind being called a tomfool by her mother."
  • "If Dalrymple really meant what he had said and would stick to it, she need not mind being called a tomfool by her mother."
  • "What you want to do is get behind my tomfool words and get a feel of the man that's behind them."