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fool's cap

  

      n  
1    a hood or cap with bells or tassels, worn by court jesters  
2    a dunce's cap  
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fool          [1]  
      n  
1    a person who lacks sense or judgement  
2    a person who is made to appear ridiculous  
3    (formerly) a professional jester living in a royal or noble household  
4    Obsolete   an idiot or imbecile  
the village fool     
5    form the fool     (Caribbean)   to play the fool or behave irritatingly  
6    no fool   a wise or sensible person  
7    play or act the fool   to deliberately act foolishly; indulge in buffoonery  
      vb  
8    tr   to deceive (someone), esp. in order to make him look ridiculous  
9    intr; foll by: with, around with, or about with  
Informal   to act or play (with) irresponsibly or aimlessly  
to fool around with a woman     
10    intr   to speak or act in a playful, teasing, or jesting manner  
11    tr; foll by: away   to squander; fritter  
he fooled away a fortune     
12    fool along     (U.S.)   to move or proceed in a leisurely way  
      adj  
13    Informal      short for       foolish  
     (C13: from Old French fol mad person, from Late Latin follis empty-headed fellow, from Latin: bellows; related to Latin flare to blow)  

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fool

  

      n  
1    ass, berk     (Brit. slang)   bird-brain     (informal)   blockhead, bonehead     (slang)   charlie     (Brit. informal)   chump     (informal)   clodpate     (archaic)   clot     (Brit. informal)   coot, dickhead     (slang)   dickwit     (slang)   dimwit     (informal)   dipstick     (Brit. slang)   divvy     (Brit. slang)   dolt, dope     (informal)   dork     (slang)   dunce, dunderhead, dweeb     (U.S. slang)   fathead     (informal)   fuckwit     (taboo slang)   geek     (slang)   gobshite     (Irish taboo slang)   gonzo     (slang)   goose     (informal)   halfwit, idiot, ignoramus, illiterate, imbecile     (informal)   jackass, jerk     (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   lamebrain     (informal)   loon, mooncalf, moron, nerd or nurd     (slang)   nincompoop, ninny, nit     (informal)   nitwit     (informal)   numbskull or numskull, numpty     (Scot. informal)   oaf, pillock     (Brit. slang)   plank     (Brit. slang)   plonker     (slang)   prat     (slang)   prick     (derogatory slang)   sap     (slang)   schmuck     (U.S. slang)   silly, simpleton, twerp or twirp     (informal)   twit     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   wally     (slang)   weenie     (U.S. informal)  
2    butt, chump     (informal)   dupe, easy mark     (informal)   fall guy     (informal)   greenhorn     (informal)   gull     (archaic)   laughing stock, mug     (Brit. slang)   stooge     (slang)   sucker     (slang)  
3    buffoon, clown, comic, harlequin, jester, joculator or (fem.) joculatrix, merry-andrew, motley, pierrot, punchinello  
4    act or play the fool      act the goat, act up, be silly, cavort, clown, cut capers, frolic, lark about     (informal)   mess about, piss about     (taboo slang)   piss around     (taboo slang)   play (silly) games, play the goat, show off     (informal)  
      vb  
5    bamboozle, beguile, bluff, cheat, con     (informal)   deceive, delude, dupe, gull     (archaic)   have (someone) on, hoax, hoodwink, kid     (informal)   make a fool of, mislead, play a trick on, pull a fast one on     (informal)   put one over on     (informal)   stiff     (slang)   take for a ride     (informal)   take in, trick  
6    act the fool, cut capers, feign, jest, joke, kid     (informal)   make believe, piss about     (taboo slang)   piss around     (taboo slang)   pretend, tease  
7      (with)       with, around with, or about with   fiddle     (informal)   meddle, mess, monkey, piss about     (taboo slang)   piss around     (taboo slang)   play, tamper, toy, trifle  
  
Antonyms     
  
1 & 2    expert, genius, master, sage, savant, scholar, wise man  


fool around      , about  
act the fool, dawdle, footle     (informal)   hang around, idle, kill time, lark, mess about, play about, play the fool, waste time  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
n.
something or someone that is regarded as outstanding, extremely good ; the best ; the cream ; the quintessence ; the jewel ; the top ; the bee's knees ; the cat's pyjamas
[UK];[Slang] Refers to the dog's habit of licking its testicles. By extension (and not without humor) the latter probably taste good! Ex: Among their albums,"master of puppets" is likely the dog's bullocks!
exp.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
exp.
what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
o.
could refer to a very weak cup of tea/pint of beer
n.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
[Bus.]
n.
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
be kept waiting
id.
when sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
n.
he is trying to perusal-de someone to do what he doesn't want to do. Il fait pression sur moi.
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
n.
one who solves people's problems
exp.
something is easy to do
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