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  Definition of fool
  1. a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
  2. a person who lacks good judgment
  3. a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the middle ages
  4. indulge in horseplay; "Enough horsing around--let''s get back to work!"; "The bored children were fooling about"
  5. fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can''t fool me!"
  6. spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one''s inheritance"
  7. make a fool or dupe of
Similar Words: chump, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug, sap, saphead, muggins, tomfool, jester, motley fool, horse around, arse around, fool around, dupe, slang, befool, cod, put on, take in, put one over, put one across, fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool away

 

Hyponyms: clown, buffoon, flibbertigibbet, foolish woman, fathead, goof, goofball, bozo, jackass, goose, cuckoo, twat, zany, meshuggeneh, meshuggener, morosoph, putz, Wally, pull the leg of, kid

 

Entailments: consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out

 

Derivational Morphology: absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up, gull, befool, dupe, slang, cod, put on, put one over, put one across, horse around, arse around, fool around, joke, jest, jester, motley fool, folly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy, indulgence, take-in, fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on, sap, saphead, muggins, tomfool, chump, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug, victim, waste, wastefulness, dissipation

 

Language Translations:
Armenian: խեղկատակ and հիմար   Chinese: 傻瓜  
Danish: fjols and nar   Dutch: dwaas  
Finnish: narri and typerys   French: fou and imbécile  
German: Narr and Tor   Greek: ανόητος  
Irish: amadán   Italian: buffone and imbecille  
Japanese: 道化 and 愚か   Korean: 바보  
Latin: stultus   Lithuanian: juokdarys and kvailys  
Norwegian: tosk   Polish: głupek  
Romanian: bufon and prost   Russian: дурак  
Serbian: dvorska luda and glupak   Slovak: blázon  
Slovene: bedak   Spanish: bobo  
Swedish: dåre and narr  
 
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