April fool

April fool

noun
1.
the victim of a practical joke or trick on April Fools' Day.
2.
a practical joke or trick played on that day.

Origin:
1680–90

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April fool
 
n
an unsuspecting victim of a practical joke or trick traditionally performed on the first of April (April Fools' DayorAll Fools' Day)

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April fool
1680s; April-gowk (from O.N. gaukr "a cuckoo") is a northern variant. April Fool's Day customs of sending people on false errands seem to have come to Eng. from France late 17c.; originally All Fool's Day (1712). In Cumberland, Westmorland and northern parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire, however, May
1 was the day for hoaxing, and the fool was a May gosling. That custom was first attested 1791.
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