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tom·fool

 (tŏm′fo͞ol′)
n.
A stupid or foolish person.
adj.
Extremely foolish or stupid.

[Tom (nickname for Thomas) + fool.]
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tomfool

(ˌtɒmˈfuːl)
n
a. a fool
b. (as modifier): tomfool ideas.
[C14: from tom1 + fool1]
ˌtomˈfoolish adj
ˌtomˈfoolishness n
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tom•fool

(ˈtɒmˈful)

n.
1. a grossly foolish or stupid person; a silly fool.
adj.
2. being or characteristic of a tomfool.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tomfool - a person who lacks good judgmenttomfool - a person who lacks good judgment  
buffoon, clown - a rude or vulgar fool
bozo, cuckoo, fathead, goof, goofball, jackass, zany, goose - a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
meshuggeneh, meshuggener - (Yiddish) a crazy fool
morosoph - a learned fool
putz - (Yiddish) a fool; an idiot
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
wally - a silly and inept person; someone who is regarded as stupid
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tomfool

noun
One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
adjective
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Translations

tomfool

[ˈtɒmˈfuːl]
A. ADJtonto, estúpido
B. Ntonto/a m/f, imbécil mf
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tomfool

nBlödian m
adj attrblöd(sinnig)
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References in classic literature ?
What you want to do is get behind my tomfool words and get a feel of the man that's behind them.
And asking tomfool, middle-class questions won't bring it back.
IAN Parri does well to ridicule such tomfool actions as the prosecution of a man for smoking in his own car.