tomfoolery

[tom-foo-luh-ree]
noun, plural tomfooleries.
1.
foolish or silly behavior; tomfoolishness.
2.
a silly act, matter, or thing.

Origin:
1805–15; tomfool + -ery


1. foolishness, silliness, horseplay, monkeyshines.
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tomfoolery (ˌtɒmˈfuːlərɪ)
 
n , pl -eries
1.  foolish behaviour
2.  utter nonsense; rubbish

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Example sentences
All the fidgeting, the tomfoolery, the vagueness and lack of concentration
  vanished the moment that he stood or sat at an easel.
There were fantastic processions, grotesque performances and some tomfoolery.
Both were exiled and developed as revolutionaries there, and they knew better
  than to allow further tomfoolery of this sort.
And such silliness affords us the extra pleasure of reading your calm but
  oh-so-droll rebuttals to their shrill tomfoolery.
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