\ ˈgü-fē How to pronounce goofy (audio) \
goofier; goofiest

Definition of goofy

: being crazy, ridiculous, or mildly ludicrous : silly a goofy sense of humor that hat looks goofy

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Other Words from goofy

goofily \ ˈgü-​fə-​lē How to pronounce goofily (audio) \ adverb
goofiness \ ˈgü-​fē-​nəs How to pronounce goofiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of goofy in a Sentence

She was making goofy faces at us in class. an actress known for her goofy charm
Recent Examples on the Web Like that improbable loss, this one ended on a goofy play complete with laterals, missed tackles, fumbles, and a bunch of dejected Patriots., "In the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady Era, the Patriots have not reached the Super Bowl without securing the coveted first-round bye.," 31 Dec. 2019 Ratt was a very big name in the game in the mid-’80s — somehow less goofy and slightly less of a cartoon than Motley Crue, Quiet Riot and Twisted Sister. John Adamian,, "Hair metal band Ratt reunion coming to College Street," 6 Dec. 2019 That isn’t just Phil being goofy, that’s actually a choice. Dan Snierson,, "Modern Family co-creator breaks down that 'bittersweet' death of a Dunphy," 17 Jan. 2020 One is light-hearted and goofy, the other stubborn and edgy. Mike Singer, The Denver Post, "Nuggets turn to Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray in NBA’s super duo era," 23 Oct. 2019 At one point, Charlotte even gave a disapproving look at her big bro, who broke formation to make a goofy pose. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Charlotte Gave Prince George the Funniest Look at a Family Friend's Wedding," 24 Sep. 2018 Jessica Stam and Marigold Stam, 32, is a model who’s striking some goofy new poses for her daughter, Marigold, 10 months. Ronan Mckenzie, Allure, "18 Celebrity Mothers, Daughters, and Sons Talk About Beauty — And What It Means to Live a Good Life," 18 July 2018 At the event, Gomez stood for photos with prom-goers, taking selfies and showing off some goofy poses at a photo booth., "Selena Gomez Went To Prom With Some Special Fans," 24 June 2018 The Disney Channel alumni glowed up and worked the event, striking goofy poses on Twitter. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "Another Major "Hannah Montana" Reunion Just Went Down and We Are Blessed," 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of goofy

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for goofy

see goof entry 1

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The first known use of goofy was in 1921

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23 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Goofy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of goofy

informal : crazy or silly


\ ˈgü-fē How to pronounce goofy (audio) \
goofier; goofiest

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