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Definition of "fool" []

  • One who is deficient in judgment, sense, or understanding. (noun)
  • One who acts unwisely on a given occasion: I was a fool to have quit my job. (noun)
  • One who has been tricked or made to appear ridiculous; a dupe: They made a fool of me by pretending I had won. (noun)
  • Informal A person with a talent or enthusiasm for a certain activity: a dancing fool; a fool for skiing. (noun)
  • A member of a royal or noble household who provided entertainment, as with jokes or antics; a jester. (noun)

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 "fool" in a sentence
  • "You know, 'fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.'"
  • "He removed the bandage from the part, and asked, "what fool had tied it up so clumsily;" _the fool_, as he well knew, being the house surgeon at his side."
  • "I've been a damn 'fool if you want to know -- the biggest, damnedest fool on the face of creation."