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noun fool pronunciation in American English /ful/
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  1. 1
    [countable] someone who does not behave in an intelligent or sensible way

    You’re a fool if you think you’ll ever see that money again.

    feel (like) a fool:

    He made me feel like such a fool when he used me as an example!

    look (like) a fool:

    I’m not wearing that; I don’t want to look like a fool.

    See also April fool
  2. 2
    [countable] a man in the past whose job was to entertain a king, queen, or other important person by making them laugh
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] a sweet food made from crushed cooked fruit mixed with cream and served cold


a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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