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Noun: fool  fool
  1. A person who lacks good judgment
    - sap, muggins [Brit], tomfool, meathead, jughead [N. Amer], boofhead [Austral], donkey, juggins [Brit], diddy [Brit, informal], nit [Brit], charlie [Brit], moegoe [S.Africa], mampara [S.Africa], galah [Austral], drongo [Austral, NZ]
  2. A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    - chump, gull, mark [US], patsy [N. Amer], fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug
  3. A professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages
    - jester, motley fool
  4. A cold dessert made of puréed fruit mixed with whipped cream (and usually sugar)
Verb: fool  fool
  1. Make a fool or dupe of
    - gull, befool [archaic]
  2. Spend frivolously and unwisely
    - fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool away
  3. Fool or hoax
    "You can't fool me!";
    - gull, dupe, slang, befool [archaic], cod, put on, take in, put one over, put one across
  4. Indulge in horseplay
    "The bored children were fooling about"; "Enough fooling around--let's get back to work!";
    - horse around, arse around [Brit, Cdn], fool around, arse about [Brit]

Derived forms: fools, fooling, fooled

Type of: betray, buffoon, clown, consume, cozen, deceive, delude, droll [archaic], dupe, goof, goofball [N. Amer], jest, joke, lead astray, lead on, merry andrew [archaic], play, simple, simpleton, squander, victim, ware [archaic], waste

Encyclopedia: Fool, The Stage Spirit