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noun fool pronunciation in British English /fuːl/
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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.

    How could you be such a stupid fool?

    feel (like) a fool:

    I felt 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

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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