[fach-oo-uh s] /ˈfætʃ u əs/
foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly.
complacently or inanely foolish
Latin fatuus ‘foolish’
c.1600, from Latin fatuus “foolish, insipid, silly;” of uncertain origin (Buck suggests originally “stricken” in the head). Related: Fatuously; fatuousness.
[faht-wah] /ˈfɑt wɑ/ noun 1. an Islamic religious decree issued by the ʿulama. /ˈfætwɑː/ noun 1. a non-binding judgment on a point of Islamic law given by a recognized religious authority n. 1620s, from Arabic fetwa “a decision given by a mufti,” related to fata “to instruct by a legal decision.” Popularized 1989 when Ayatollah […]
[fat-wit-id] /ˈfætˈwɪt ɪd/ adjective 1. stupid; dull-witted.
[fat-woo d] /ˈfætˌwʊd/ noun, South Atlantic States. 1. kindling; lightwood.
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