\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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Before tweeting her usual array of goofy puns and cute pictures, Ellen DeGeneres pushed for progress. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "Chrissy Teigen, Ellen DeGeneres and other celebrities got political this July 4th," 4 July 2018 In memory and celebration Noah Hays (left) and Carolina Panthers defensive end Wes Horton take a goofy photo at Christmas. Jourdan Rodrigue, charlotteobserver, "He fought rare cancer with a smile, and support of a Carolina Panthers defensive end," 22 June 2018 O’Connell’s goofy good cop, and Nakano’s eye rolling bad cop—to draw out guests. Heather Hansman, Outside Online, "The Good-Cop, Bad-Cop Podcast of the Outdoors," 15 June 2018 Han Solo as viewers met him was already a wonderfully cocksure concotion, equal parts aloof and goofy, a guy defined by both his losing streaks and his last-minute loyalties. Brian Raftery, WIRED, "Solo May Be Inessential, But It's Also Utterly Delightful," 23 May 2018 But what’s refreshing to me is how goofy a lot of it is. The New York Times, New York Times, "This Valentine’s Day, Considering Tech That Keeps Couples Together," 14 Feb. 2018 But Beguelin liberally sprinkles the script with puns and goofy running jokes, not all of which land on the funny bone. Terry Byrne,, "Magic and much more from a dazzling ‘Aladdin’," 12 July 2018 The staging, costumes and flamboyant song-and-dance numbers, combined with the pre-curtain shower of beach balls and confetti, made for a splendidly goofy night out. Sam Walker, WSJ, "Now on Broadway: SpongeBob ChauvinistPants," 11 July 2018 Ant-Man' (2015) OK, here's one of the goofy Paul Rudd entries. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "We rank every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from worst to best," 6 July 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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English Language Learners Definition of goofy

: crazy or silly


\ˈgü-fē \
goofier; goofiest

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