goofball

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noun goof·ball \ ˈgüf-ˌbȯl \

Definition of goofball

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

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First Known Use of goofball

1950


GOOFBALL Defined for English Language Learners

goofball

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Definition of goofball for English Language Learners

  • : a silly or stupid person


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