a fool and his money are soon parted

Definition of a fool and his money are soon parted

used to say that a foolish person spends money too quickly on unimportant things

Word by Word Definitions

fool play
  1. : a person lacking in judgment or prudence

  2. : a retainer (see 1retainer 1) formerly kept in great households to provide casual entertainment and commonly dressed in motley with cap, bells, and bauble

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

  1. : foolish, silly

  1. : to behave foolishly

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

  3. : to play or improvise a comic role

money play
  1. : something generally accepted as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment: such as

  2. : officially coined or stamped metal currency

  3. : money of account

  1. : involving or reliable in a crucial situation

soon play
  1. : at once : immediately

  2. : without undue time lapse : before long

  3. : in a prompt manner : speedily

parted play
  1. : divided into parts

  2. : cleft so that the divisions reach nearly but not quite to the base

  3. : dead


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