\ 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

Other Words from goofy

goofily \ ˈgü-​fə-​lē How to pronounce goofy (audio) \ adverb
goofiness \ ˈgü-​fē-​nəs How to pronounce goofy (audio) \ noun

Examples of goofy in a Sentence

She was making goofy faces at us in class. an actress known for her goofy charm
Recent Examples on the Web Season 3 included way, way too much kissing and was just overly goofy in almost every way. Erik Kain, Forbes, 7 July 2022 Set to breezy George Gershwin tunes performed onstage by pianist Jonathan Howard Katz, the dancers, all currently or formerly with New York City Ballet, have a goofy good time twining grapevines or knocking off faux-show-offy pirouettes. Janine Parker,, 23 June 2022 Anyone who loves First Kill must check out this goofy, gorgeous web series that came before it. Amanda Ostuni,, 21 June 2022 There’s also comedy, which seems like an obvious fit given Doja’s goofy personality and sense of humor. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 24 May 2022 Drew Bradford gives a goofy, high-strung performance as Jean-Michel, the town revolutionary. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 June 2022 The images are variously goofy, charming, solemn, moving, puzzling, forthright, bizarre, deadpan, upright, offbeat, patriotic, startling, mundane, and, of course, frequently marvelous. Mark Feeney,, 25 May 2022 Harlow is not a plant but a savvy hustler who has parlayed his goofy white-boy antics into a marketable persona. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, 12 May 2022 That era on Earth was a goofy time to be a vertebrate, according to Ben Otoo, a graduate student studying early tetrapods at the University of Chicago. New York Times, 29 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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10 Jul 2022

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“Goofy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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

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