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damfool

[dam-fool] /ˈdæmˈful/ Informal.
noun
1.
a person who is exceptionally stupid or foolish.
adjective
2.
Also, damfoolish
[dam-foo-lish] /ˈdæmˈfu lɪʃ/ (Show IPA)
. extraordinarily stupid or foolish.
Origin of damfool
1880-1885
1880-85; alteration of damned fool or foolish
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  • You'd think it was Martha's and yours and that damfool medic's.

    Death of a Spaceman Walter M. Miller
  • We all told him to cut it out, because he was sure to do some damfool thing if he didn't.

    The Fighting Chance Robert W. Chambers
  • "One of her damfool jokes," muttered the old man, as he shuffled toward the door of the locked room.

    The Diamond Pin Carolyn Wells
  • No, sir-ree, I think that's the most damfool suggestion I've ever heard!

  • Half the damfool people in the world stick a pillow under a fainting woman's shoulders.

    The Case of Jennie Brice Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • "If I land there you can ask for a damfool—and I'll answer the first time," laughed the holdup over his shoulder.

    Desert Conquest A. M. Chisholm
  • Now maybe my wife will get off my back on this damfool business of organizing a maid's and butler's union.

    Backlash Winston Marks

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