"tom-fool’s colours" Definition

  1. scarlet and yellow, the ancient motley. Occasionally, as a rhyme of quality suitable to the subject, “Red and yellow, TOM FOOL’S colour.” A proposition is said to be TOM FOOL when it is too ridiculous to be entertained or discussed.

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Position in the dictionary: 3715 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: tom-tom, tomboy, tombstone, tomfoolery, tommy, tommy dodd, tommy-master, tommy-shop, tongue, tony lumpkin
Previous words in the dictionary: tom tug, tom toppers, tom and jerry shop, tom, toll-shop, tol-lol, toko for yam, toke, togs, toggery

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