a type of inexpensive writing paper, especially legal-size, lined, yellow sheets, bound in tablet form.
Chiefly British. a size of drawing or printing paper, 13.5 × 17 inches (34 × 43 cm).
Abbreviation: cap., fcp.
Also called foolscap octavo. a size of book, about 4.25 × 6.75 inches (11 × 17 cm), untrimmed.
Also called foolscap quarto. Chiefly British. a size of book, about 6.75 × 8.5 inches (17 × 22 cm) untrimmed.
(mainly Brit) a size of writing or printing paper, 131/2 by 17 inches or 131/4 by 161/2 inches
a book size, 41/4 by 63/4 inches (foolscap octavo) or (chiefly Brit) 63/4 by 81/2 inches (foolscap quarto)
a variant spelling of fool’s cap
literally “fool’s cap; cap worn by jesters,” 1630s; c.1700 as a type of paper, so called because this type of paper originally was watermarked with a court jester’s cap.
[fool-proof] /ˈfulˌpruf/ adjective 1. involving no risk or harm, even when tampered with. 2. never-failing: a foolproof method. /ˈfuːlˌpruːf/ adjective 1. proof against failure; infallible: a foolproof idea 2. (esp of machines) proof against human misuse, error, etc adj. also fool-proof, 1902, American English, “safe against the incompetence of a fool,” from fool (n.) + […]
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