April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day
also April Fool's Day noun Date: 1817 April 1 characteristically marked by the playing of practical jokes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • April Fools' Day — April 1, a day when practical jokes or tricks are played on unsuspecting people. Also called All Fools Day. [1825 35] * * * or All Fools Day First day of April, named for the custom of playing practical jokes on that date. Though it has been… …   Universalium

  • April Fools' Day — n also All Fools Day April 1st, a day when people play tricks on each other …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • April Fools' Day — n. April 1; All Fools Day, when practical jokes are played on the unsuspecting …   English World dictionary

  • April Fools' Day — April Fools ,Day noun count or uncount April 1, a day when people try to trick each other, especially by making other people believe something that is not true …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • April Fools' Day — This article is about the informal holiday. For other uses, please see April Fool s Day (disambiguation) or April Fool. April Fools Day An April Fool hoax in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2001, featuring its new metro Also called …   Wikipedia

  • April Fools' day — noun the first day of April which is celebrated by playing practical jokes • Syn: ↑April Fools , ↑All Fools day • Hypernyms: ↑day • Part Holonyms: ↑April, ↑Apr * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • April Fools' Day — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms April Fools Day : singular April Fools Day plural April Fools Days 1st April, a day when people try to trick each other, especially by making other people believe something that is not true …   English dictionary

  • April Fools' Day — noun The first day in April, when tricks and practical jokes are traditionally played Syn: All Fools’ Day, hunting the gowke, hunt the gowk See Also: April fool, Childermas …   Wiktionary

  • April Fools' Day — A′pril Fools ′ Day n. April 1, when jokes or tricks are traditionally played on the unsuspecting • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • April Fools' Day — o All Fools Day (inglés: día de los tontos de abril). Primer día de abril, llamado así por la costumbre de hacer bromas pesadas en esa fecha. Aunque se ha celebrado durante siglos en varios países como Francia y Gran Bretaña, su origen es… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • April Fools' Day — noun 1 April; the day observed by playing jokes on unsuspecting people …   Australian English dictionary

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