goof-off

noun \ ˈgüf-ˌȯf \

Definition of goof-off

: one who evades work or responsibility

First Known Use of goof-off

1953

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goof-off

Definition of goof-off for English Language Learners

  • : a person who avoids work or responsibility : someone who goofs off a lot


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