\ 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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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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9 Jul 2020

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“Goofy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 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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