foolery

play
noun fool·ery \ˈfül-rē, ˈfü-lə-\

Definition of foolery

plural

fooleries

  1. 1 :  a foolish act, utterance, or belief

  2. 2 :  foolish behavior

Examples of foolery in a Sentence

  1. an amusing bit of foolery

  2. it's foolery to expect me to let you shoplift that DVD

1552

First Known Use of foolery

1552


FOOLERY Defined for English Language Learners

foolery

play
noun fool·ery \ˈfül-rē, ˈfü-lə-\

Definition of foolery for English Language Learners

  • : foolish or silly behavior


Learn More about foolery


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up foolery? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an exhausted condition

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • peter-bruegel-tower-of-babel-painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!