April fool


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April fool

n.
1. The victim of a joke or trick played on April Fools' Day.
2. The joke or trick so played.
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April fool

n
an unsuspecting victim of a practical joke or trick traditionally performed on the first of April (April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day)
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A′pril fool′


n.
1. the victim of a joke or trick on April Fools' Day.
2. a joke or trick played on that day.
[1680–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.April fool - the butt of a prank played on April 1stApril fool - the butt of a prank played on April 1st
laughingstock, stooge, goat - a victim of ridicule or pranks
2.April fool - a practical joke or trick played on the first day of AprilApril fool - a practical joke or trick played on the first day of April
practical joke - a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)
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Translations
aprilsnar
poisson d’avril
aprilsnarraprilspøk
пріма апріліс

April fool

nAprilnarr m; April fool!˜ April, April!; to play an April fool on somebodyjdn in den April schicken
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April fool

n (victim) → pesce m d'aprile
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
ISLAMABAD -- The residents of twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Monday showed no interest to celebrate 'April Fool Day' commemorated on April 1 by playing jokes and spreading hoaxes.
But, it was actually an April fool! We described how the IOCUS zipline would allow thrill-seekers to soar from Cheptow to Gloucestershire over the River Severn at speeds of up to 100mph.
And the fact it was being launched by by adventure operator Faril-Polo - which is an anagram of April Fool The founder of Faril-Polo is called Mr Kafe Linzipe - which is also an anagram, this time of fake zipline It's opening on April 1, 2020 - which, you guessed it, is April Fool's Day next year.
Many could tell that Rania Youssef's post was part of her participation in April Fool's Day and she was keen to disable comments on her post so that the prank is not revealed, but despite the circulation of the news, many were aware that the whole thing is just an April Fools Prank.
Today marks April 1st, which is celebrated around the world as 'April Fool's Day'- a day where friends and family alike play light-hearted pranks and jokes with each other in good spirit.
Monday marks the April Fool's Day 6 a time to use the most mischievous part of one's brain and come up with ways to prank one's near and dear ones.
APRIL Fool's Day has been celebrated in he UK since at least the 19th century.
KARACHI -- Former information minister Sindh Sharjeel Memon has said PTI is playing April fool with the nation by considering January 01 as April 01.
PTI is playing April fool with nation', he said this in an informal chat with media men in Accountability Court (AC) Karachi Monday.
Coronation Street played an April Fool's prank on fans yesterday - but the stunt backfired, with many left angry.
NO, it's not an April Fool's Day joke - this mum and two sons are ALL celebrating their birthdays today.