damnfool

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

damn +‎ fool

Adjective[edit]

damnfool (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Contemptibly foolish.
    • 1938, Evelyn Waugh, Scoop, book I, ch. 2.1, p. 21:
      ‘[…] Whole page seems to be given up to some damn-fool cycling championship at Cricklewood Stadium.’
    • 1969, Michael Crichton, The Andromeda Strain:
      People bored Manchek; the mechanics of manipulation and the vagaries of subordinate personality held no fascination for him. He often wished he were back at the wind tunnels of Wright Patterson. Particularly on nights when he was called out of bed by some damnfool problem.
    • 1973, Edith Taylor, The Serpent Under It:
      [] those damnfool detective stories you read []
    • 1988, Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses:
      Damnfool thing to be asking. Might as well inquire, what possessed you to rush in here?
    • 2000, Suzette Haden Elgin, Susan Merrill Squier, Julie Vedder, Native Tongue:
      And celebrating damnfool so-called holidays like Space Colony Day and Reagan's Birthday? 'Course, they do Halloween and Thanksgiving and Christmas and such...