doofus

noun
doo·​fus | \ ˈdü-fəs How to pronounce doofus (audio) , -fis\
variants: or less commonly
plural doofuses also dufuses\ ˈdü-​fə-​siz How to pronounce dufuses (audio) \

Definition of doofus

slang
: a stupid, incompetent, or foolish person

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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.

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Patiño delights with the precise gestures to convey that though Ernesto is there to get paid to support his family, compassion for another person, even a privileged doofus, shouldn’t be conditional. Carlos Aguilar, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Unlikely friendship blossoms in ‘Papi Chulo’," 20 June 2019 Ogunmola’s Viola is consistently assured, while Sabra Williams’ saucy Maria, Lorenzo Gonzalez’s boozy Sir Toby Belch, and Xavi Moreno’s doofus-y Sir Andrew Aguecheek are as gleeful a group of plotters as ever pulled a prank on a gullible dupe. Los Angeles Times, "Review: A ‘Twelfth Night’ to outrage Shakespeare purists with delightful defilement for the rest of us," 28 July 2019 Kramer was the prototype of the hipster doofus, an urban species about as likely to be eradicated as the cockroach. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "'Seinfeld': 30 ways the 'show about nothing' is still something 30 years later," 3 July 2019 Patiño delights with the precise gestures to convey that though Ernesto is there to get paid to support his family, compassion for another person, even a privileged doofus, shouldn’t be conditional. Carlos Aguilar, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Unlikely friendship blossoms in ‘Papi Chulo’," 20 June 2019 Anyone who wants to tell you it’s someone other than Brady either wears cheese for a hat, has Archie Manning among his favorite phone contacts, or is hosting a debate show that no one outside of the doofus hosts takes seriously. Chad Finn, BostonGlobe.com, "Don’t focus on when Tom Brady will stop excelling, but appreciate the fact he still is," 9 July 2019 Patiño delights with the precise gestures to convey that though Ernesto is there to get paid to support his family, compassion for another person, even a privileged doofus, shouldn’t be conditional. Carlos Aguilar, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Unlikely friendship blossoms in ‘Papi Chulo’," 20 June 2019 Patiño delights with the precise gestures to convey that though Ernesto is there to get paid to support his family, compassion for another person, even a privileged doofus, shouldn’t be conditional. Carlos Aguilar, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Unlikely friendship blossoms in ‘Papi Chulo’," 20 June 2019 Jolles, who played the hangdog office worker George on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, makes Shep an excitable doofus. Caryn James, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Blowing Up Right Now': Film Review," 16 June 2019

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First Known Use of doofus

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for doofus

perhaps alteration of goof entry 1

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doofus

doohickey

dook

dool

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doofus

noun

English Language Learners Definition of doofus

US slang : a stupid or foolish person

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