fool about

Definition of fool about

British, informal

  1. 1 :  to do things that are not useful or serious :  to waste time :  to do things slowly We fooled about outdoors for a while, but then went inside to get some work done.

  2. 2 :  to have sex with someone who is not one's husband, wife, or regular partner His wife discovered that he was fooling about (on her).

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


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