noun \ˈōf\

: a stupid or awkward person

plural oafs

Full Definition of OAF

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

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

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Rhymes with OAF


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