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Someone who is easily manipulated by others, because they substitute the judgment and/or approval of others for their own. The others can be admired friends, strangers or potential mates whose approval the tool seeks. Especially in interpersonal situations, the tool will seek approval from the other, but fail to exercise their own judgment about whether the other person is good or right for them. Alternately, the tool will allow public figures, advertising, or other mass media to replace or form their own opinions on any number of subjects -- most evident in fashion and music choices (often fads or heavily marketed products of suspect quality or style). Somewhat less obvious are tools whose opinions on current events are parroted from sources thought by the tool to be reliably correct -- if you don't follow current events, or didn't come across the original source, you might not realize they hadn't actually given their opinion much thought beyond memorizing the highlights. The recurring theme is that the tool avoids using their own judgment, sometimes even failing to acquire an ersatz opinion; instead just seeking approval. The tool is an open field for anyone who would like to use them for their own purposes. When they choose very poorly, it is obvious to most that the tool has been manipulated and was foolish to have allowed it. Usually singular in actual usage, but sometimes phrases like 'tool shed' or 'hardware store' are used to refer to groups seen as clearly lacking common sense.
a) Did you hear that guy? "Brown is the new black"? What a tool.

b) That tool paid for her fancy dinners all over town for *at least two months* and only kissed her like once!

c) staff in a hotel: "Who rented out the Pacific Room this weekend?" "'Real Estate Riches' seminar, free admission." "Ha, that'll be a tool barn."
by Erotic Army Beer Hall April 07, 2006
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someone who is a complete idiot/ one who is used by other people, and usually dosen't even realize it/ someone who can't think for themselves/ an asshat.
People who wear huge logos on their shirts are tools.
People who listen to Avril Lavigne, are tools.
People who think Sum 41 is a punk band, are all tools.
by Anonymous April 11, 2003
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a word used by idiotic scenesters to describe anyone who doesn't fit... unfortunately, they don't realize that by conforming to the indie scene, they are still conforming, and whether they realize it or not, their lives are just as meaningless and externally controlled as the man in the cubicle... and that the people who they are calling tools KNOW that they are being used... they just have half a heart to spend their time helping out the aforementioned fools in hopes that they will see the truth and turn their life around.
fool 1: that kid is a tool
fool 2: I totally know, right? did you know that I asked for a ride to the store and he gave it to me for free?
fool 1: wow... what a tool. he actually HELPED another living being?
fool 2: yeah man, lame... hey, who's frederick kneetshaw?
by barcodeonneck June 11, 2009
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1.) One who tries too hard to ingratiate themselves to others, in order to be liked, or to get votes.

2.) Most politicians.
1.) Larry told me what a great job I'm doing again today. He is such a tool.

2.) Congressman (Mark) Green (R-WI) will say anything to get some buzz about his campaign for governor. What a tool!
by Peugeotjoker March 28, 2005
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One of three things:
a. Device used to apply mechanical work.
b. The Band.
c. Someone that is used for another's gain.
d. A penis.
e. Loot spelled backwards.
Bob: Man, that guy is such a tool.
Jim: Yeah, which reminds me, I screwed your wife.
by TheCaffeineJunky December 11, 2006
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someone who tries too hard. a poser. one of those chic's who holds the sign saying "Carson Daly is Hot." the asstard who goes to a rock show because they heard one of the songs on the radio or mtv. or someone who insists on wearing velour sweat suits. Avril Lavigne.
Jane is a tool because she dresses like Avril Lavigne while listening to New Found Glory and Dashboard Confessional just becuase Carson Daly told her to.
by sham February 08, 2003
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1) Someone who can't think for themselves, changes their mind based on what other people think. Basically an assclown who does not have the mental capacity to form their own opinion.

2) When you meet someone who is that big of a tool, you start calling everyone that person's name instead of tool.

3) People who have a tendency in fantasy sports to depend on other people in order to gain opinions.

4) People who spell their "favorite" team names wrong
1) Tool: "Huston Street to Brew Crew, rumored to be done
Bystander: "Yea Jay sent you this didn't he"
Tool: "Yup"

2) "Quit acting like such a Viggy"

3) So called Expert: "Look for Andruw Jones to have a bounce back year"
Tool: "I think Andruw Jones can have a good year this year."

4) Tool: "Go Red Soxs!"
Tool: "Go Sabers!"
by Baconbits101 October 17, 2008
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