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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Two shaggy Lakeland terriers are wrestling while a goofy-looking boxer sunbathes belly-up on a park bench. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "The startup world’s cuddly, cutthroat battle to walk your dog," 12 Sep. 2018 One day in the future, Spectacles won’t be goofy-looking glasses with technicolor frames. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, "Why Snap Needs Its Spectacles," 27 Apr. 2018 The movies are a tribute to the idea that animation can be gloriously goofy and wonderfully silly, that coming up with dumb ways to make people laugh is still worth it. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Hotel Transylvania’s blockbuster success, explained in one giant dog and one tiny hat," 13 July 2018 Fred is lovable, goofy and just the right amount of crazy. idahostatesman, "Meridian Pet of the Week: Fred | Idaho Statesman," 12 Mar. 2018 Nothing is off limits, from the goofy to the anatomical. Ann Lien, House Beautiful, "These Embroidery Tattoos are Jaw-Droppingly Realistic," 10 Apr. 2019 But this past year, he's been showing off his goofier side online. Charlie Jane Anders, Teen Vogue, "7 Trans Performers Share the Challenges They Still Face and Their Hopes for the Future," 17 Dec. 2018 Twitter users were obviously thrilled with the pictures of little Crew, and some pointed out that Joanna and the baby have the same expression for when Chip is doing something goofy. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Baby Crew’s Passport Photo Shoot Will Melt Your Cold Winter Heart," 23 Jan. 2019 Official lenses created specifically for dogs’ faces have arrived on Snapchat, meaning that people can take photos or videos of their pet and turn their faces into something goofy. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Snapchat goes full circle, adds lenses for dogs," 26 Dec. 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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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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