goof around

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of goof around

chiefly US, informal
: to spend time doing silly or playful things
  • The kids were goofing around in the backyard.

Word by Word Definitions

goof play
  1. : a silly or stupid person

  2. : blunder

  1. : to spend time idly or foolishly

  2. : to engage in playful activity

  3. : to make a usually foolish or careless mistake : blunder

around play
  1. : in a circle or in circumference

  2. : in, along, or through a circuit

  3. : on all or various sides : in every or any direction

  1. : on all sides of

  2. : so as to encircle or enclose

  3. : so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of

  1. : about

  2. : being in existence, evidence, or circulation


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