Foolery



[foo-luh-ree] /ˈfu lə ri/

noun, plural fooleries.
1.
foolish action or conduct.
2.
a foolish action, performance, or thing.
/ˈfuːlərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
foolish behaviour
2.
an instance of this, esp a prank or trick
n.

1550s, from fool (n.) + -ery.

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