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fool

fool

 
 
pronunciation:
ful
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
fool around
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part of speech: noun
definition: A person who has poor sense or judgment.
Max is a fool to think he could get up late and get to school on time.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: fooled, fooling, fools
definition: to trick into believing something that is not true.
He fooled his friend with a card trick.
synonyms:
deceive, trick
similar words:
cheat
phrase: fool around
Word History
Fool comes from follis, a Latin word that means "bellows" or "leather bag." Later, it came to be used for an empty-headed person.
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