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goof

play
noun \ˈgüf\

Definition of goof

  1. 1 :  a silly or stupid person

  2. 2 :  blunder

Examples of goof in a sentence

  1. Don't be such a goof.

  2. I'll admit it's my goof.

  3. I made a major goof.

Origin and Etymology of goof

probably alteration of English dialect goff simpleton


First Known Use: 1915


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goof

verb

Definition of goof

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to spend time idly or foolishly —usually used with off goofing off instead of workingb :  to engage in playful activity —usually used with around goofing around after school

  3. 2 :  to make a usually foolish or careless mistake :  blunder —often used with up

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to make a mess of :  bungle —usually used with up goofed up the assignment

goof on

slang

  1. :  to make fun of :  kid, put on you're goofing on me, right?

Examples of goof in a sentence

  1. It was clear that someone had goofed.

1932

First Known Use of goof

1932



GOOF Defined for English Language Learners

1

goof

play
noun \ˈgüf\

Definition of goof for English Language Learners

  • : a silly or stupid person

  • : a careless or stupid mistake


2

goof

verb

Definition of goof for English Language Learners

  • : to make a careless or stupid mistake : to make a goof


GOOF Defined for Kids

1

goof

play
noun \ˈgüf\

Definition of goof for Students

  1. 1 :  a stupid or silly person

  2. 2 :  2blunder


2

goof

play
verb

Definition of goof for Students

goofed

;

goofing

  1. 1 :  to spend time foolishly He goofed off instead of studying.

  2. 2 :  to spend time doing silly or playful things They spend the weekend goofing around.

  3. 3 :  to make a blunder



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