Definitions

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  • n. something that measures the level of foolishness

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Something by which fools may be gaged or measured.

Etymologies

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fool +‎ -ometer

Examples

  • For an Archbishop of Canterbury has a public function to perform (has not Sydney Smith described a "foolometer"?) altogether independent of such reasonable and human functions as he may privately perform.

    Impressions and Comments

  • She was also useful as a touchstone, as what her mother did not call a foolometer.

    Potterism A Tragi-Farcical Tract

  • Treatises in this Volume sufficiently show this bright side, and that to me, as foolometer of the Society, this dark side seemed to need showing.

    Early English Meals and Manners

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