tomfoolery

[ tom-foo-luh-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF tomfoolery
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When is the carnival, and when does this piece of tomfoolery come off?

He liked Laurent on account of his tomfoolery, which made him laugh.

We don't want this tomfoolery, nor to be treated like children.

A man must be a glutton for tomfoolery if he could not be satisfied with that.'

If you know anything, you can surely say it without all this tomfoolery.

There's some tomfoolery going on here that has to be investigated.

Don't you know, girl, that the whole business was tomfoolery?

But when Barber saw the curtains, he called them "tomfoolery," and tore them down.

If you must carry on this tomfoolery, why not do it by word of mouth?

“It is all tomfoolery,” John answered with fixity of 139 purpose.

WORD ORIGIN

1812, from tomfool + -ery.

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