involving no risk or harm, even when tampered with.
a foolproof method.
proof against failure; infallible: a foolproof idea
(esp of machines) proof against human misuse, error, etc
also fool-proof, 1902, American English, “safe against the incompetence of a fool,” from fool (n.) + proof.
1. The PDP-10 successor that was to have been built by the Super Foonly project at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory along with a new operating system. The intention was to leapfrog from the old DEC time-sharing system SAIL was then running to a new generation, bypassing TENEX which at that time was the ARPANET […]
verb To do homosexual sex acts [1970s+ College students; probably a backward version of British poof, ”male homosexual, effeminate male,” fr early 1900s Australian; perhaps fr the exclamation poof or pooh, regarded as effeminate] OBJ2 plus object-orientation. “Extensions and Foundations for Object-Oriented Programming”, J. Goguen et al, in Research Directions in Object-Oriented Programming, B. Shriver […]
/ˈfuːˌpɑː/ noun 1. an Irish word for faux pas
noun A homosexual (1970s+ College students)