goofy

adjective
\ 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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Social media influencers and the stars of goofy viral videos. Chris Brodeur, courant.com, "Generation Tiger: Young stars influenced by Woods will be on display at 2019 Travelers Championship," 13 June 2019 That is Mickelson’s beef — that the USGA ruined some of his own best chances with crispy greens and goofy setups. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Pebble Beach figures to be Mickelson’s remaining best shot at seizing U.S. Open," 12 June 2019 Most of the same gang is back this time: Kevin Hart as the fluffy white bunny Snowball, Eric Stonestreet as the goofy giant Newfoundland, Lake Bell as the laconic cat Chloe and Jenny Slate as the plucky Pomeranian Gidget. Mark Kennedy, Houston Chronicle, "‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ is a well-crafted sequel," 6 June 2019 Most of the same gang is back this time: Kevin Hart as the fluffy white bunny Snowball, Eric Stonestreet as the goofy giant Newfoundland, Lake Bell as the laconic cat Chloe and Jenny Slate as the plucky Pomeranian Gidget. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, "‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ is a worthy sequel," 6 June 2019 In a time of goofy selfies, these portraits are sober, reminding us that getting a photo taken back then was serious business, possibly a once in a lifetime experience. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "See the photographs that put the Dells on the map at an exclusive exhibit at West Bend's Museum of Wisconsin Art," 4 June 2019 Perhaps the program will entertain kids for even a few more years with its goofy humor. James Freeman, WSJ, "‘Relentless Optimism and Fundamental Sweetness’," 27 Nov. 2018 Fueled by '60s and '70s hits and a lot of goofy humor, James Gunn'sfilm also had a lot of heart. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "We rank every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from worst to best," 6 July 2018 But Posner’s whimsical, anarchic, eerily hypnotic works are otherwise unique in their style, sensibility, and goofy humor. Peter Keough, BostonGlobe.com, "Village theatricals; film and fashion; Posner on parade," 5 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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More Definitions for goofy

goofy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of goofy

informal : crazy or silly

goofy

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

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