goof-off

noun
\ ˈgüf-ˌȯf How to pronounce goof-off (audio) \

Definition of goof-off

: one who evades work or responsibility

First Known Use of goof-off

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of goof-off was in 1953

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“Goof-off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goof-off. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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