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goofer

noun goof·er \ˈgüfə(r)\

Definition of goofer

plural

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  1. :  goof had a considerable understanding of goofers because … he was a little goofy himself — Esther Forbes

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Origin and Etymology of goofer

1goof + -er


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goofer

noun goo·fer \"\
variants: less commonly

guffer

\ˈgəfə(r)\

Definition of goofer

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a traditional conjurer or healer among blacks of the southern U.S.; especially :  a voodoo doctor

  2. 2 :  a curse or spell put the goofer on us — J. S. Redding

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Origin and Etymology of goofer

of African origin; akin to Mende ngafa spirit, ghost, Ewe ga3fe3 shrine of a god, Fon kafo iron fetish


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