\ 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

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Standing just under a foot tall, Irony Man looks unassuming, if not a bit goofy. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "This Eye-Rolling Robot Understands Irony and Will Sass You Hard," 13 June 2019 Streaming on Netflix Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy (2017) Alonzo gives her goofy, sarcastic take on everything from rooting for a losing sports team to Latino stereotypes to her relationship with her mother. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Best Female Stand-Up Comedian Specials to Watch Right Now," 16 Aug. 2019 Black and Kyle Gass’ goofy, delusional, metal gods in dad bods schtick hasn’t changed in the slightest since their HBO series first aired in 1997. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lollapalooza 2019: Lil Wayne and J. Balvin make history on day 3 — and Balvin brings out Wisin y Yandel," 4 Aug. 2019 Orliński, who was twenty-six at the time, was in high spirits, having played the role of Orimeno with goofy, irrepressible energy. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, "A Millennial Countertenor’s Pop-Star Appeal," 15 July 2019 Wake Forest notched a nice non-conference win over North Caro — but wait, sorry, that goofy bit of scheduling also meant a non-conference loss for the league. George Schroeder, USA TODAY, "Can anyone beat Clemson? It's unlikely as the ACC continues to scuffle this season," 15 Sep. 2019 Night at the museum Bossa’s mostly known for making goofy games like Surgeon Simulator and I Am Bread, but upcoming thriller The Bradwell Conspiracy looks anything but. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Civilization reproduced in Excel, Control teases an Alan Wake expansion," 13 Sep. 2019 The more The Kelly Clarkson Show can indulge its host’s goofy sense of humor, the more connected her viewers will feel. Kristen Baldwin,, "On The Kelly Clarkson Show, Kelly Clarkson is a woman of the people, y'all," 9 Sep. 2019 Instead, the show bubbles over with goofy in-jokes about product placement, bad money management, and the highly specific Hollywood danger of getting suckered by one’s scheming influencer spouse. Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker, "The Niche Celebrity Satire of “BH90210”," 2 Sep. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of goofy

informal : crazy or silly


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

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