damn fool meaning, damn fool definition | English Cobuild dictionary

Collins

damn fool

  
  
Damn fool means `very stupid'.  
  (AM)  
INFORMAL, OLD-FASHIONED, RUDE      adj   ADJ n     (emphasis)    What a damn fool thing to do!     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collins
damn     ( damns    3rd person present)   ( damning    present participle)   ( damned    past tense & past participle  )
1       exclam   Damn, damn it, and dammit are used by some people to express anger or impatience.  
INFORMAL, RUDE, feelings   Don't be flippant, damn it! This is serious.     
2       adj   Damn is used by some people to emphasize what they are saying.  
INFORMAL, RUDE   ADJ n     (emphasis)    There's not a damn thing you can do about it now.     
      Damn is also an adverb., adv   ADV adj/adv  
As it turned out, I was damn right...     
3       verb   If you say that a person or a news report damns something such as a policy or action, you mean that they are very critical of it.   (=slam)  
...a sensational book in which she damns the ultra-right party.      V n  
4   
    damned  
    damning  
5    If you say that someone does not give a damn about something, you are emphasizing that they do not care about it at all.  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
not give a damn      phrase   V inflects     (emphasis)   
6    Some people say as near as damn it or as near as dammit to emphasize that what they have said is almost completely accurate, but not quite.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
near as damn it      phrase   usu PHR n     (emphasis)    It's as near as damn it the same thing...     


damn fool     
Damn fool means `very stupid'.  
  (AM)  
INFORMAL, OLD-FASHIONED, RUDE      adj   ADJ n     (emphasis)    What a damn fool thing to do!     

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

Collins

damn

  

      vb  
1    blast, castigate, censure, condemn, criticize, denounce, denunciate, excoriate, inveigh against, lambast(e), pan     (informal)   put down, slam     (slang)   slate     (informal)   tear into     (informal)  
2    abuse, anathematize, blaspheme, curse, execrate, imprecate, revile, swear  
3    condemn, doom, sentence  
      n  
4    brass farthing, hoot, iota, jot, tinker's curse or damn     (slang)   two hoots, whit  
5    not give a damn      be indifferent, not care, not mind  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    acclaim, admire, applaud, approve, cheer, compliment, congratulate, extol, honour, laud, praise, take one's hat off to  
2    adore, bless, exalt, glorify, magnify     (archaic)   pay homage to  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
id.
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]

head

Reverso Community

  • Create your own vocabulary list
  • Contribute to the Collaborative Dictionary
  • Improve and share your linguistic knowledge
Advertising
"Collins Cobuild English Dictionary for Advanced Learners 4th edition published in 2003 © HarperCollins Publishers 1987, 1995, 2001, 2003 and Collins A-Z Thesaurus 1st edition first published in 1995 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995"