goofy

adjective
\ 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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So went a typically goofy, and clever (get it?), break on the afternoon show on rock radio station WHJY-FM Providence, Rhode Island, in the late 1990s. Billboard, "Eerie Waves: Memories of an Abandoned Radio Home, From Dido to Whitesnake's David Coverdale (& the Incredible Hulk)," 6 July 2018 The action revolves around a California dating agency, and the humor is politically incorrect, satirical, goofy, partially improvised, and demented. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, "Ten actors who shone even before they were stars," 28 June 2018 Rudd does more than anyone to set the mood by walking a tonal balance beam with a seriousness shot through with an irrepressible edge of goofy insubordination. Todd Mccarthy, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Ant-Man and the Wasp': Film Review," 27 June 2018 First of all, gaming laptops have a tradition of looking goofy as all get-out for a mix of good and bad reasons. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Bring on the Wacky Convertible Gaming Laptops," 7 Jan. 2019 But here’s what makes the movie more than the typical goofy crime-gone-wrong story. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, "Review: College kids plot a heist in ‘American Animals’," 21 June 2018 But the league came out with Wednesday’s goofy, hard and fast edict designed to satisfy, or pacify, all involved with a line down the middle. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Mike Anthony: NFL's Approach To Anthem Protests Is Simple, Illogical," 27 May 2018 Focus on painting goofy faces on your gourd of choice. Mali Anderson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ideas for celebrating Halloween with kids: From the not-so-scary to the downright spooky," 16 Oct. 2017 In addition to the awe-worthy romance, the trip also included some goofy fun. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "How To Travel To Italy... Like Chrissy Teigen And John Legend," 26 July 2016

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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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goofy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of goofy

informal : crazy or silly

goofy

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

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