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Tomfool  n.  A great fool; a trifler.

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"Tomfool" Quotes from Famous Books

... the first few lashes. "None yer tomfool'ry 'bout me. She ain't no baby. Harder! I tell yer. Yer ain't draw'd no blood nary time. Ef yer don't min' me I'll knock yer down. Yer whips like yer wus 'feard yer'd hurt 'er. Yer ac' like yer never whipped no nigger sence yer wus bawn. Yer's got ter tiptoe ter it, an' fling yer ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, October, 1877, Vol. XX. No. 118 • Various

... is a tomfool. And that is not the kind of a man we women love, not even when we are still half children, as you have always thought me and perhaps still do, in spite of my progress. Tomfoolery is not what we want. Men must ...
— The German Classics Of The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries, Volume 12 • Various

... too bad!" he burst forth hotly. "By heaven it's too bad! Man, stop this tomfool mummery, and ...
— The Lamp in the Desert • Ethel M. Dell

... tomfool himself. Jerry told me yesterday. I'm afraid there's no doubt about the matter. The articles of agreement are signed, the money, five thousand a side, is in the hands of the stakeholder—one Mike Finnegan, a friend of Flynn's, who keeps a ...
— Paradise Garden - The Satirical Narrative of a Great Experiment • George Gibbs

Words linked to "Tomfool" :   foolish woman, buffoon, clown, goof, jackass, simple, saphead, wally, goofball, putz, fucker, fathead, flibbertigibbet, bozo, sap, meshuggener, cuckoo

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