1. [ noun ] a person who lacks good judgment
Synonyms: saphead muggins tomfool sap
Related terms: simpleton fathead clown ass meshuggener fucker flibbertigibbet wally morosoph putz gull
2. [ noun ] a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
Synonyms: sucker fish chump schlemiel patsy mark fall_guy shlemiel soft_touch mug gull
Related terms: victim absorb gull
3. [ verb ] make a fool or dupe of
Synonyms: gull befool dupe
Related terms: deceive chump
4. [ adjective ] (informal) having or revealing stupidity
Synonyms: dopy dopey foolish goosey goosy gooselike anserine

"ridiculous anserine behavior" "a dopey answer" "a dopey kid" "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"

Related terms: colloquialism stupid
5. [ noun ] (medieval,performing arts) a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the middle ages
Synonyms: motley_fool jester
Related terms: clown horse_around
6. [ adjective ] (informal terms) "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"
Synonyms: silly wacky sappy cockamamy goofy zany unreasonable cockamamie

"wore a goofy hat" "a silly idea" "some wacky plan for selling more books"

Related terms: foolish
7. [ verb ] fool or hoax
Synonyms: take_in gull dupe put_one_over cod befool put_on put_one_across slang

"The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone" "You can't fool me!"

Related terms: deceive pull_the_leg_of chump victim fraud take-in
8. [ verb ] spend frivolously and unwisely
Synonyms: dissipate fritter frivol_away fritter_away fool_away shoot

"Fritter away one's inheritance"

Related terms: consume consume
9. [ verb ] indulge in horseplay
Synonyms: fool_around arse_around horse_around

"Enough horsing around--let's get back to work!" "The bored children were fooling about"

Related terms: play joke
Similar spelling:   fowl