Definition of Tomfoolery

1. Noun. Foolish or senseless behavior.

Exact synonyms: Craziness, Folly, Foolery, Indulgence, Lunacy
Generic synonyms: Caper, Frolic, Gambol, Play, Romp
Specialized synonyms: Meshugaas, Mishegaas, Mishegoss, Buffoonery, Clowning, Frivolity, Harlequinade, Japery, Prank
Derivative terms: Crazy, Crazy, Fool, Lunatic



Definition of Tomfoolery

1. n. Folly; trifling.

Definition of Tomfoolery

1. Noun. Foolish behaviour ¹

2. Noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) jewellery. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tomfoolery

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tomfoolery

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tomelet
tomelets
tomenta
tomentose
tomentous
tomentum
tomentum cerebri
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tomfooleries
tomfoolery (current term)
tomfools
tomia
tomial
tomichite
tomium
tomjohn
tomjohns
tomling
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tommied
tommies
tomming
tommy
tommy-rot

Literary usage of Tomfoolery

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1. Patriotism and Popular Education ...: The Whole Discourse Being in the Form by Henry Arthur Jones (1920)
"How wise is good tomfoolery, how healthful, how life- giving! But it must be good tomfoolery, that does really ease the mind, and does not drug and besot, ..."

2. Pioneer History of Milwaukee by James Smith Buck (1884)
"... Kidnapped--Bridge tomfoolery—Fire —Steamboat Landing—Court House Square Impeached—Omnibus Line Started—New Daily Paper—Went for Them—Jas. ..."

3. Plain English by John Hollingshead (1880)
"tomfoolery IN LENT. " , HE age of tomfoolery is not yet extinct in France. Under the name of the Carnival it still survives ; and though the variegated ..."

4. My Lifetime by John Hollingshead (1895)
"Special morning pantomime—A "new departure"—A distinguished amateur pantomime—Benevolent tomfoolery—Solid results—An invitation to ..."

5. Memories by John Galsworthy (1912)
"harry his faithful soul with such tomfoolery? He never even heard us talk about his lineage, deplore the length of his nose, or call him " clever-looking. ..."

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