Definition of doofus
: a stupid, incompetent, or foolish person
Examples of doofus in a Sentence
Don't be such a doofus.
I don't want to be partnered on the project with that doofus.
Recent Examples of doofus from the Web
Nor is that problem ameliorated when Jack, Stephanie and Stevie are soon joined by a hunky doofus who, as coincidence would have it, is both Jack’s best friend and Stevie’s recent hookup.
One of the main reasons Clinton lost was that her central campaign platform plank was her assertion that Trump is a creep, a jerk and a doofus.
And sure enough, here’s a doofus leaning in for a closer look.
Like what kind of doofus wouldn't look up before climbing?
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Origin and Etymology of doofus
perhaps alteration of 1goof
First Known Use: 1960See Words from the same year
DOOFUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of doofus for English Language Learners
: a stupid or foolish person
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