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oaf

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noun \ˈōf\

Simple Definition of oaf

  • : a stupid or awkward person

Full Definition of oaf

plural oafs

  1. 1 :  a stupid person :  boob

  2. 2 :  a big clumsy slow-witted person

oaf·ish play \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

Rhymes with oaf



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