goofier; goofiest
: being ridiculous or mildly ludicrous : silly
a goofy sense of humor
that hat looks goofy
A big lanky loose-jointed kid with long wavy blond hair and a goofy grin …Garrison Keillor
goofily adverb
goofiness noun

Examples of goofy in a Sentence

She was making goofy faces at us. goofy charm
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Word History


see goof entry 1

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of goofy was in 1916

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“Goofy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


goofier; goofiest
: somewhat ridiculous : silly
goofily adverb
goofiness noun

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