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Fool girl, losing pound (3)

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I believe the answer is:

ass

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Here is my best explanation:

'fool' is the definition.

(ass is a kind of fool)

I don't understand the remainder of the clue.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for ass that I've seen before include "Silly fellow in passionate state", "Stupid person or American bum", "Moke", "mug", "Braying creature", "clot", "A donkey or an idiot", "sap", "Animal of horse family" and "galah?".)

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