noun \ˈgüf\

: a silly or stupid person

: a careless or stupid mistake

Full Definition of GOOF

:  a silly or stupid person
:  blunder

Examples of GOOF

  1. Don't be such a goof.
  2. I'll admit it's my goof.
  3. I made a major goof.

Origin of GOOF

probably alteration of English dialect goff simpleton
First Known Use: 1915

Rhymes with GOOF



: to make a careless or stupid mistake : to make a goof

Full Definition of GOOF

intransitive verb
a :  to spend time idly or foolishly —usually used with off <goofing off instead of working>
b :  to engage in playful activity —usually used with around <goofing around after school>
:  to make a usually foolish or careless mistake :  blunder —often used with up
transitive verb
:  to make a mess of :  bungle —usually used with up <goofed up the assignment>
goof on
:  to make fun of :  kid, put on <you're goofing on me, right?>

Examples of GOOF

  1. It was clear that someone had goofed.

First Known Use of GOOF



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