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[doo-fuh s] /ˈdu fəs/
noun, plural dufuses.
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Contemporary definitions for dufus

an incompetent and stupid, though well-meaning, person; also called doofus's 21st Century Lexicon
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see doofus.

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Slang definitions & phrases for dufus



: Many another dufus play among friends


A fool; idiot; airhead, birdbrain, boob: He'll do his best to make you feel like a doofus/ But this is the doofus you have to deal with, so hush up/ I have to be in front of this self-important doofis with his portable phone/ I felt like such a dufus/ when some big, loud, popcorn-chuggin' doof and his date sit in front of me

[1960s+; probably related to doo-doo and goofus]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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