doofus

noun doo·fus \ ˈdü-fəs , -fis \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of doofus

plural doofuses also dufuses play \-fə-siz\
slang
:a stupid, incompetent, or foolish person

Examples of doofus in a Sentence

  1. Don't be such a doofus.

  2. I don't want to be partnered on the project with that doofus.

Recent Examples of doofus from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'doofus.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of doofus

perhaps alteration of 1goof


DOOFUS Defined for English Language Learners

doofus

noun

Definition of doofus for English Language Learners

  • : a stupid or foolish person



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up doofus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to suppress quietly or indirectly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!