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oaf

noun \ˈōf\

: a stupid or awkward person

plural oafs

Full Definition of OAF

1
:  a stupid person :  boob
2
:  a big clumsy slow-witted person
oaf·ish \ˈō-fish\ adjective
oaf·ish·ly adverb
oaf·ish·ness noun
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Examples of OAF

  1. <it's not polite to call your brother a stupid oaf>
  2. <anyone who took him for an oaf and tried to cheat him would be in for a nasty surprise>

Origin of OAF

alteration of auf, alfe goblin's child, probably from Middle English alven, elven elf, fairy, from Old English elfen nymphs; akin to Old English ælf elf — more at elf
First Known Use: 1692

Related to OAF

Synonyms
clod, clodhopper, gawk, hulk, lout, lubber, lug, lump, Neanderthal, palooka
Antonyms
brain, genius

Rhymes with OAF

OAFISH Defined for Kids

oaf

noun \ˈōf\

Definition of OAF for Kids

:  a stupid or awkward person
oaf·ish \ˈō-fish\ adjective

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