\ 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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Iron Man, who mentored Peter over the years and left him one hell of a parting gift — cannot help but cast a bittersweet pall over the otherwise goofy proceedings. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ often soars, though not as much as it twists," 3 July 2019 That name was deemed too goofy by the government, though, which unilaterally decided to name the ship the Sir David Attenborough. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "Boaty McBoatface is redefining how we understand the impact of climate change," 19 June 2019 While his friends Monse (Sierra Capri) and Ruby (Jason Genao) are dealing with heavier issues including exploring their sexuality and overcoming gun violence, Jamal has remained just a regular, extremely goofy, Goonies-loving kid. Candice Frederick, Teen Vogue, ""On My Block" Star Brett Gray on the Innocence of Jamal and Channeling the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"," 2 Apr. 2019 But every immensely goofy part of it is what makes it such a joy to half-watch while killing time with friends. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "New trailers: The Lion King, Lego Movie 2, Once Upon a Deadpool, and more," 24 Nov. 2018 Michelle Lougee crochets plastic bags into pointed, insinuating, enchantingly goofy biomorphic forms, also on view at Boston Sculptors. Cate Mcquaid,, "Liz Shepherd and Michelle Lougee make the mundane memorable," 27 June 2018 One, a bubble gum variety of Scooby Doo Snax, bears a classically goofy image of the clue-sniffing dog. New York Times, "Overdoses From ‘Dangerous Batch’ of K2 Grows to 56 in Brooklyn," 22 May 2018 But just watch last month's cold open that involved crime, the Backstreet Boys and singing from Andy Samberg, who starred as the always goofy detective Jake Peralta. Emily Yahr,, "Why 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' fans are taking its cancellation so hard," 11 May 2018 That's likely because the central target is the game -- already a pretty goofy representation of the 1848 journey thousands of families took from Missouri to Oregon. Lee Williams,, "'Trail to Oregon' gleefully rejects historical accuracy (review)," 23 Apr. 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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The first known use of goofy was in 1921

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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