Definition of tomfool in English:

tomfool

noun

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  • A foolish person.

    as modifier ‘she was destined to take part in some tomfool caper’
    • ‘Within minutes we were grinning like tomfools.’
    • ‘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.’
    silly, foolish, stupid, unintelligent, idiotic, brainless, mindless, witless, imbecilic, imbecile, doltish
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Pronunciation

tomfool

/tɒmˈfuːl/