Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bushel.
  • Full of food or drink; drunk.

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  • adjective Crazy.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Page 75. 11. fou: note — _il est fou_, ‘he is mad.’

    Le Petit Chose (part 1) Histoire d'un Enfant

  • 'Garçon, surtout ne laissez pas sortir le fou' (_feu_) -- meaning 'Don't let the fire go out,' and the intelligent foreigner had immediately guessed from my appearance that I was _le fou_. "

    Philip Gilbert Hamerton An Autobiography, 1834-1858, and a Memoir by His Wife, 1858-1894

  • Champagne before the monk Dom Perignon figured out what was happening was called vin fou (vino loco).

    Burned beer

  • There's a little something "fou" in "le coup de FOUdre" as I like to say.

    My weekend with Downstairs Guy

  • Calabar is not only for fattening up the women to improve their appearance, but an initiatory custom as well, although the main intention is now, undoubtedly, fattening, and the girl is constantly fed with fat-producing foods, such as fou-fou soaked in palm oil.

    Travels in West Africa

  • But it's this way, Tom; when I think of going over the water into those trenches, and when I think of the shells falling all around me; when I call to mind that men may be dying at my richt hand and on my left, blown all to smithereens, I get afraid, but after I have filled mysel 'fou' of whisky I don't care.

    Tommy

  • Fou 'ercross an' fou 'stan' sideways, smilin 'face to face.

    The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

  • Calabar is not only for fattening up the women to improve their appearance, but an initiatory custom as well, although the main intention is now, undoubtedly, fattening, and the girl is constantly fed with fat-producing foods, such as fou-fou soaked in palm oil.

    Travels in West Africa

  • "Well, now, it's mighty strange that you should ha 'fou't with us and not agin us," responded Joel Sparkman.

    The Wigwam and the Cabin. By the Author of "The Yemassee," "Guy Rivers," &c. First Series

  • “Well, now, it's mighty strange that you should ha 'fou't with us and not agin us,” responded Joel Sparkman.

    The Wigwam and the Cabin

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  • (Scot.) drunk.

    May 12, 2008