a fool and his money are soon parted

Definition of a fool and his money are soon parted

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

Word by Word Definitions

foolplay
  1. :  a person lacking in judgment or prudence

    :  a retainer (see 1retainer 1) 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

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

    :  officially coined or stamped metal currency

    :  money of account

  1. :  involving or reliable in a crucial situation

soonplay
  1. :  at once :  immediately

    :  without undue time lapse :  before long

    :  in a prompt manner :  speedily

partedplay
  1. :  divided into parts

    :  dead


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