folehardy

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From Old French fol hardi (foolishly bold), from Old French fol (foolish, silly; insane, mad) (from Latin follis (bellows; purse, sack; inflated ball; belly, paunch), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰelǵʰ- (to swell)) + Old French hardi (durable, hardy, tough) (past tense of hardir (to harden), from the unattested Frankish *hardijan, from Proto-Germanic *harduz (hard; brave)). Equivalent to fole +‎ hardy.

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folehardy

  1. Marked by unthinking recklessness with disregard for danger; boldly rash; hotheaded, foolhardy.

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