(noun, verb)


1. a person who lacks good judgment

Similar word(s): muggins, sap, saphead, tomfool

Definition categories: person, simple, simpleton

2. a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

Similar word(s): chump, gull, mark, mug, patsy, sucker

Definition categories: person, dupe, victim

3. a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages

Similar word(s): jester

Definition categories: person, buffoon, clown, goof, goofball

Sentences with fool as a noun:

- You were a fool to cross that busy road without looking.

- The village fool threw his own shoes down the well.

- an apricot fool; a gooseberry fool


1. make a fool or dupe of

Similar word(s): befool, gull

Definition categories: social, cozen, deceive, delude

2. spend frivolously and unwisely

Similar word(s): dissipate, fritter, shoot

Definition categories: consumption, consume, squander, ware, waste

3. fool or hoax

- You can't fool me!

Similar word(s): befool, cod, dupe, gull, slang

Definition categories: communication, betray, deceive

4. indulge in horseplay

- The bored children were fooling about

Definition categories: communication, jest, joke, play