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April fool   /ˈeɪprəl ful/   Listen
April fool

The butt of a prank played on April 1st.
A practical joke or trick played on the first day of April.

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"April fool" Quotes from Famous Books

... by way of breakfast for inward digestion, and there was an irony in the meal which its uniqueness did not help to make palatable. Absent-minded people still went shopping for luxuries gone but not forgotten; to provoke a premature "April fool" from the startled grocer, who was powerless to make real the chimeras that haunted the jungles of the shoppers' imaginations. Even practical (new) women would sometimes think of Bovril, and rush off to buy it all up, ...
— The Siege of Kimberley • T. Phelan

... the playlet will fail. For instance, one playlet was ruined because right on top of the big, absorbing climax two of the characters who were then off stage stuck their heads in at the door and shouted at the hero of the tense situation, "April Fool." ...
— Writing for Vaudeville • Brett Page

Words linked to "April fool" :   butt, goat, stooge, laughingstock, practical joke

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