goofball

noun goof·ball \ ˈgüf-ˌbȯl \
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

Definition of goofball

1 slang : a barbiturate sleeping pill
2 : a goofy person

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First Known Use of goofball

1950

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of goofball for English Language Learners

  • : a silly or stupid person


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