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act/play the fool

Definition of act/play the fool

  1. :  to behave in a silly or foolish way <If you keep playing the fool by asking silly questions, people won't take you seriously.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the doing of a thing :  deed

    :  something done voluntarily

    :  a state of real existence rather than possibility

  1. :  actuate, animate

    :  to represent or perform by action especially on the stage

    :  feign, simulate

  1. : active

    : actor

    : actual

playplay
  1. :  swordplay

    :  game, sport

    :  the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. :  to engage in sport or recreation :  frolic

    :  to have sexual relations

    :  to move aimlessly about :  trifle

foolplay
  1. :  a person lacking in judgment or prudence

    :  a retainer formerly kept in great households to provide casual entertainment and commonly dressed in motley with cap, bells, and bauble

    :  one who is victimized or made to appear foolish :  dupe

  1. :  foolish, silly

  1. :  to behave foolishly

    :  to meddle, tamper, or experiment especially thoughtlessly or ignorantly

    :  to play or improvise a comic role


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