the victim of a practical joke or trick on April Fools’ Day.
a practical joke or trick played on that day.
This paper published the account as an April fool’s Day joke, though later it took to itself the credit for having believed it.
Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930 Various
You may get two hundred to one against him at this blessed moment, and he’ll be at twenty to one before April fool Day.
Mirk Abbey, Volume 1(of 3) James Payn
For an April fool’s Day gathering, ask each guest to come prepared to do some sleight of hand trick.
Games for Everybody May C. Hofmann
an unsuspecting victim of a practical joke or trick traditionally performed on the first of April (April Fools’ Day or All Fools’ Day)
1680s; April-gowk (from Old Norse gaukr “a cuckoo”) is a northern variant. April Fool’s Day customs of sending people on false errands seem to have come to England from France late 17c.; originally All Fool’s Day (1712). In Cumberland, Westmorland and northern parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire, however, May 1 was the day for hoaxing, and the fool was a May gosling. That custom was first attested 1791.
- April fool’s joke
april fool’s joke humour, event (AFJ) Elaborate April Fool’s hoaxes are a long-established tradition on Usenet and Internet; see kremvax for an example. In fact, April Fool’s Day is the *only* seasonal holiday marked by customary observances on the hacker networks. (1995-01-25)
- April fools’ day
April 1, a day when practical jokes or tricks are played on unsuspecting people.
- April showers bring may flowers
april showers bring may flowers Some unpleasant occurrences bring about better things.
belief in, or reliance upon, a priori reasoning, arguments, or principles. Historical Examples Moreover, apriorism has not escaped from the empirical doubt about the future. Pragmatism D.L. Murray Empiricism has never succeeded in accounting for this apriorism and necessity. The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life Emile Durkheim It is comparatively easy at the present […]