fool's cap
noun see foolscap

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Fool's cap — Fool Fool, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. {Folly}, {Follicle}.] 1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fool's cap — n. a cap, usually with bells, formerly worn by a court fool or jester …   English World dictionary

  • fool's cap — fool s′ cap n. 1) clo a traditional jester s cap or hood, often multicolored and usu. having several drooping peaks from which bells are hung 2) dunce cap • Etymology: 1625–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • fool's cap — noun a cone shaped paper hat formerly placed on the head of slow or lazy pupils • Syn: ↑dunce cap, ↑dunce s cap • Hypernyms: ↑hat, ↑chapeau, ↑lid * * * noun see foolscap * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • fool's cap — 1. a traditional jester s cap or hood, often multicolored and usually having several drooping peaks from which bells are hung. 2. See dunce cap. [1625 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • fool's cap — noun A cap, usually brightly coloured with bells and tassels, as worn by a court jester or fool. See Also: foolscap …   Wiktionary

  • fool's cap — /ˈfulz kæp/ (say foohlz kap) noun a kind of cap or hood, usually hung with bells, formerly worn by professional jesters …   Australian English dictionary

  • fool's-cap — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fool's errand — Fool Fool, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. {Folly}, {Follicle}.] 1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fool's gold — Fool Fool, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. {Folly}, {Follicle}.] 1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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