Definition of tomfoolery:
antics, piffle, skylarking, monkey business, silliness, impishness, balderdash, flakiness, roughhousing, claptrap, foolery, zaniness, craziness, knowledge, trash, prankishness, pampering, rascality, indulgence, deviltry, slapstick, clownery, diablerie, insaneness, leniency, monkeyshine, horsing around, bunk, self-indulgence, monkeying, rubbish, horseplay, insanity, fun, mischief, shenanigans, frolic, good, madness, devilry, blather, stupidity, garbage, tommyrot, indulging, bunkum, twaddle, ability, mischievousness, applesauce, roguishness, aberration, high jinks, roguery, rigmarole, imbecility, drivel, frivolity, absurdity, humoring, roughhouse, bull, stunt, brainstorm, shenanigan, baloney, buffoonery, betise, foolishness, malarkey, unwiseness, nonsense, poppycock, crank, lenience, hooey, clowning, bilge, daftness, senselessness, crap, idiocy, preposterousness, lunacy, folly.
- "The Duke's Children", Anthony Trollope.
- "His Family", Ernest Poole.
Some fifteen hundred and thirty years ago the Gospel was being preached in Tours, as it is now, men and women were striving to follow its precepts as now, and tomfoolery was rampant in Tours fifteen hundred and thirty years ago as it is now.- "Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe", Sabine Baring-Gould.