\ˈgü-fē \
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 \ adverb
goofiness \ˈgü-​fē-​nəs \ 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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After two goofy fraternity pledges accidentally defrost the body of a teenager who was infected by an experimental brain-eating lifeform in the 1950s, Greek row is overwhelmed with zombies. Joyce Bautista Ferrari, Marie Claire, "The Best Horror Movies That Aren't Too Scary," 29 Oct. 2018 In the movie, Peter Kavinsky is the perfect mix of goofy and romantic, funny and considerate (this is probably why the internet is totally in love). Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, "Here Are All the "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" Details You Missed the First Time Around," 29 Aug. 2018 Joey Fatone had the goofiest personality, and Justin Timberlake had almost everyone swooning with his teen model looks (despite some questionable style choices -- remember that ramen hair?). Bianca Gracie, Billboard, "In Defense of JC Chasez, *NSYNC's Underappreciated Boy Band Frontman," 24 Apr. 2018 The culture is paying more attention to the tragedies fueling the Black Lives Matter movement, yet also to goofy, passionate, genre-busting black talents such as Stanfield, Riley, Glover, Thompson and Peele. Amy Nicholson,, "Is Hollywood ready for the brilliant weirdness of Lakeith Stanfield?," 3 July 2018 So this sounds so goofy, but neither Ross or I were especially popular, attractive or physically ... Recode Staff, Recode, "The New York Times’ The Daily podcast host Michael Barbaro talks with Kara Swisher," 29 June 2018 His spiel is goofy, caffeinated, and moderately cocky. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, "How Fortnite Captured Teens’ Hearts and Minds," 14 May 2018 While the group’s previous album, Away, was an autumnal, transitional affair, mostly nodding toward mystical atmospheres and stark arrangements, In the Rainbow Rain positively bubbles forth with a goofy, pervasive sense of fun. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "Okkervil River on Autobiographical Song 'Famous Tracheotomies': 'There's Certainly a Gratitude for Being Alive'," 16 Apr. 2018 And a very special dog, with a goofy sense of humor. Don Dahler, CBS News, "A dog named "Rescue" helped a couple recover from the Boston Marathon bombing. Now they've written a book about him," 14 Apr. 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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English Language Learners Definition of goofy

: crazy or silly


\ˈgü-fē \
goofier; goofiest

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