Definition of Motley fool

1. Noun. A professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages.

Exact synonyms: Fool, Jester
Generic synonyms: Buffoon, Clown, Goof, Goofball, Merry Andrew
Derivative terms: Fool, Jest, Jest



Definition of Motley fool

1. Noun. court jester, jester ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Motley Fool

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motley fool (current term)
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Literary usage of Motley fool

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1. The Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers by William Enfield (1808)
"... A motley fool; a miserable varlet I As I do live by food, I met a fool, Who laid him down and bask'd him in the sun, And rail'd on Lady Fortune in good ..."

2. The Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers by William Enfield (1808)
"... A motley fool; a miserable varlet I As I do live by food, I met a fool, Who laid him down and bask'd him in the sun, And rail'd on Lady Fortune in good ..."

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