Definitions of fool

  1. To trifle; to toy; to spend time in idleness, sport, or mirth.
  2. To make a fool of; impose upon; deceive; play the fool.
  3. To infatuate; to make foolish.
  4. To make a butt of; treat with contempt; disappoint; deceive.
  5. To deceive; to treat with contempt.
  6. To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth.
  7. To play the fool; to trifle.
  8. To play the fool.
  9. indulge in horseplay; " Enough horsing around-- let's get back to work!"; " The bored children were fooling about"
  10. To treat with contempt; to disappoint; to deceive; to infatuate; to cheat. The feast of fools, a kind of festival in the middle ages, somewhat similar to the Saturnalia of the Romans. Abbot of fools, a sort of histrionic character or leading buffoon at the public festivals or mummeries of Christmas or Shrovetide. To play the fool, to act the buffoon; to act like one void of understanding. To put the fool on, to treat as foolish. To make a fool of; to frustrate; to defeat. To fool away, to spend in trifles, idleness, folly, or without advantage; to spend for things of no value or use; to expend improvidently.
  11. To treat with contempt; to disappoint; to cheat; to trifle; to toy.
  12. a person who lacks good judgment
  13. A person deficient in intellect; one who acts absurdly, or pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom; one without judgment; a simpleton; a dolt.
  14. One who acts contrary to moral and religious wisdom; a wicked person.
  15. One who counterfeits folly; a professional jester or buffoon; a retainer formerly kept to make sport, dressed fantastically in motley, with ridiculous accouterments.
  16. A compound of gooseberries scalded and crushed, with cream; - commonly called gooseberry fool.
  17. A person lacking in reason or intelligence; idiot; in old times, a court jester; one who acts in an unwise manner; a victim or butt.
  18. One who acts stupidly; a person of weak mind; a jester; ( B.) a wicked person.
  19. Silly or stupid person; jester.
  20. A person lacking sense; a simpleton.
  21. An idiot; imbecile.
  22. A court jester.
  23. A person of weak intellect; a person who acts foolishly; a buffoon; a jester.
  24. A compound of gooseberries scalded and crushed with cream.
  25. One who acts absurdly; a person who is void of reason or understanding; a person of a weak intellect; a jester.