|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|
|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"
|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|