goofball

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noun goof·ball \ˈgüf-ˌbȯl\

Definition of goofball

  1. 1 slang :  a barbiturate sleeping pill

  2. 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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