☆ a revue: usually used as part of the title
Origin of folliesplural of folly
- The theatrical sense is probably influenced by the French usage, as with the Folies Bergères in Paris.
- The word is not really used any more, but the big Las Vegas shows meet the definition for follies.
From French folies
Variant of folly
- a lack of understanding, sense, or rational conduct; foolishness
- any foolish action or belief
- any foolish and useless but expensive undertaking
- Obsolete wickedness or evil; also, lewdness
- action that ends or can end in disaster
Origin of follyMiddle English folie ; from Old French ; from fol: see fool