noun, plural doofuses.
Slang. a foolish or inept person.
Also, dufus.
Compare goofus.

1960–65, Americanism; probably alteration of earlier goofus in same sense Unabridged
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doofus (ˈduːfəs)
informal chiefly (US) a slow-witted or stupid person
[C20: from Black slang]

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Main Entry:  doofus
Part of Speech:  n
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Word Origin & History

student slang, "dolt, idiot, nerd," by 1960s. "Dictionary of American Slang" says "probably related to doo-doo and goofus," which isn't very helpful.
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Example sentences
Doofus will have you laughing in the aisles with his unique style of hillbilly humor.
The real doofus is the one who even begins to believe this statistic.
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