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dufus

[doo-fuh s] /ˈdu fəs/
noun, plural dufuses.
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Examples from the web for dufus
  • Phil is a horrible singer and why does he wear the silly looking cap on his head it makes him look dufus.
  • Ignoring his work is dufus, a travesty, and a tragedy in the making.
Contemporary definitions for dufus
noun

an incompetent and stupid, though well-meaning, person; also called doofus

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Word Origin and History for dufus
n.

see doofus.

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Slang definitions & phrases for dufus

doofus

modifier

: Many another dufus play among friends

noun

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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