goober

noun (1)
goo·​ber | \ ˈgü-bər How to pronounce goober (audio) , ˈgu̇- \

Definition of goober

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Southern & Midland

goober

noun (2)

Definition of goober (Entry 2 of 2)

slang
: a naive, ignorant, or foolish person

First Known Use of goober

Noun (1)

1834, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for goober

Noun (1)

of Bantu origin; akin to Kimbundu ŋguba peanut

Noun (2)

earlier slang goob, goober kiss, pimple, penis, probably of imitative origin

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“Goober.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goober. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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