\ 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 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 Don’t make goofy faces at the chefs in the open kitchen., 8 June 2021 Ford doesn’t more nearly 900,000 F-series annually by throwing goofy ideas against the wall. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 20 May 2021 In Arizona, which Joe Biden narrowly won, Republican lawmakers approved a pointless recount of Maricopa County ballots, empowering Trump acolytes to pursue goofy theories involving secret watermarks and ballots supposedly flown in from Asia. Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2021 And nearly 15 months later, in the runup to Mother’s Day, the Hollingsheads took a step toward official adoption after watching the boy’s goofy personality bloom and living through the tribulations and joys of foster parenthood. Dallas News, 7 May 2021 The friendship-fest continued on Instagram, where Balfe posted a short video of Heughan making a goofy face in slow motion. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 30 Apr. 2021 Apparently Stephanopoulos thought that the goofy Trump award was more deserving of his accountability journalism. Washington Post, 27 Apr. 2021 Just to show that Hyundai hasn't abandoned the funk altogether, the steering wheel has a goofy design with four spokes in the lower third of the wheel. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 20 Apr. 2021 Darius Garland -- typically lighthearted, playful and goofy -- looked stoically into the camera and spoke in a solemn tone. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 18 Apr. 2021

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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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16 Jun 2021

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“Goofy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of goofy

informal : crazy or silly


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

Kids Definition of goofy

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