One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A foolish person.as modifier ‘she was destined to take part in some tomfool caper’
silly, foolish, stupid, unintelligent, idiotic, brainless, mindless, witless, imbecilic, imbecile, doltishView synonyms
- ‘Craning his neck like some tomfool who doesn't know quite what he's doing, he denies, even as he asserts, his mastery of the psychological dynamics of his art.’
- ‘Within minutes we were grinning like tomfools.’
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