Fool  

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A fool there was and he made his prayer
(Even as you or I!)
To a rag and a bone and a hank of hair,
(We called her the woman who did not care),
But the fool he called her his lady fair—
(Even as you or I!)

--"The Vampire" (1897) by Rudyard Kipling

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A fool is a jester, a clown, a harlequin or a bouffon. Foolishness refers to the quality of having poor judgement or little intelligence.

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Etymology

From Middle English fōl (“fool”) from Old French fol (French fou (“mad”)) from Latin follis.

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