from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A stupid or foolish person.
- adj. Extremely foolish or stupid.
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- adj. silly or stupid
- n. a silly or stupid person
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A great fool; a trifler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A silly fool; a trifler: also used attributively.
- n. The Jamaican rainbird, Saurothera vetula.
- To act foolishly find triflingly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who lacks good judgment
Dalrymple really meant what he had said and would stick to it, she need not mind being called a tomfool by her mother.
If Dalrymple really meant what he had said and would stick to it, she need not mind being called a tomfool by her mother.
What you want to do is get behind my tomfool words and get a feel of the man that's behind them.
And you don't need much strategy, so you don't have to buy one of those tomfool microphone headsets.
Only one of them, a little man with a wrathful air, in a sheepskin coat wide open, and a lambswool cap pulled right over his eyes, on coming up to the gingerbread man, suddenly inquired: ‘How much is the gingerbread, you tomfool?’
I gave each a mocking salute, driven by I don't know what tomfool bravado.
"Why do you let that great tomfool call you by your first name, Mary?" he demanded, almost before the front door was shut.
I had just got as far as that, when the gentleman said "Pshaw!" and then he told me to run off, and not come into the church again to tomfool -- that's what he said.
I don't like to apply such a tomfool word to anything, but observe how all this has come about.
He'd got hold of some tomfool idiotic ideas about the situation in India.