Does the word "tool" have another meaning?
Can "tool" be a slang or have another meaning?
19 answers from our tutors
Yes it does a a different meaning in slang. It means someone with an overly inflated ego. They try to act cooler than they are. Synonyms for tool: douchebag, faker and a**hole
Yes, a tool can be a object used to complete a task. However is you call someone a "tool" it is seen as an insult, your basically telling the person they are not too bright.
It can be used in different contexts. A tool could be tangible or intangible depending on the purpose. For eg. a teaching tool, mechanical tool, etc. have different forms and purpose.
Yes, it does have a slang meaning. Literal tool is for example, a hammer or a screwdriver. A tool can also be a person however. In the slang context it means someone dumb, or even useless. A muppet, a moron. "I would call him a tool, but tools are useful".
Tool, besides it's literal meaning as an object used to fix/build something physically, can also be used as an insult in an informal situation. Tool = idiot, a bit arrogant or a dumb**s. In context: "Seriously, Jake is such a tool! He's always showing off and trying to be funny.. he's so not funny. What a tool". Hope this helps. Message me for any more help or assistance. If you would like me to your language coach, then make sure to book a trial lesson. Dale :)
Yes, "tool" as a slang can be used as an insult
Yes, it can have the same meaning as a fool or an idiot. It is usually used when someone has done or said something stupid or unkind.
Hi Satomi, Tool can be like a spanner, screwdriver, hammer, or a multitude of things that are used to work on something or complete a task. it can also mean penis in its slang form.
Yes! The word "tool" can be used as slang. Saying somebody is a tool means that they're being stupid or foolish.
It is a device usually used to carry out a particular function.