FOOL in sign language

How to sign "FOOL" in American Sign Language (ASL)?

Meaning: Trick or deceive (someone); hoax.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant "10" hand, palm facing out, taps once on non-dominant palm-side upright forefinger.

Context / usage examples: "You can't fool me!" (be sure to inflect the verb in ASL glossed as "IX-you CANNOT FOOL-me!").

Movement: twice.

Context / usage examples: "I was only fooling".

Related signs: TEASE.

Pronunciation (sign description): The crooked part of dominant clawed forefinger, palm facing left if right-handed, hangs down the nose a bit.

Usage example: "April Fool".

This signword also means TRICK in other contexts.

Phrase: fool around

Meaning: To spend time idly, aimlessly, or frivolously; to behave in a playful way.

Related signs:

Variation: fool around; act in a frivolous or teasing way.

Related signs: horse around; fool around.

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