there's no fool like an old fool

Definition of there's no fool like an old fool

  1. —used to say that a foolish old person is especially foolish because an old person should have learned from experience not to make the kind of mistakes a young person makes

Word by Word Definitions

thereplay
  1. :  in or at that place

    :  to or into that place :  thither

    :  at that point or stage

  1. : used as a function word to introduce a sentence or clause

    : used as an indefinite substitute for a name

  1. :  that place or position

    :  that point

  1. : used for emphasis especially after a demonstrative pronoun or a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective

    : used for emphasis after a demonstrative adjective but before the noun modified

    :  capable of being relied on for support or aid

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

  1. :  dating from the remote past :  ancient

    :  persisting from an earlier time

    :  of long standing


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