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goofball

[goof-bawl] /ˈgufˌbɔl/
noun, Slang.
1.
an extremely incompetent, eccentric, or silly person.
2.
a pill containing a barbiturate or a tranquilizing drug.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; goof + ball1
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British Dictionary definitions for goof-ball

goofball

/ˈɡuːfˌbɔːl/
noun (US & Canadian, slang)
1.
a barbiturate sleeping pill
2.
a fool
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Word Origin and History for goof-ball

goofball

n.

"narcotic," 1938, from goof + ball (n.1); as an intensive of goof (n.), it dates from 1959.

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goof-ball in Medicine

goofball or goof ball
n.
A barbiturate or tranquilizer in the form of a pill, especially when taken for nonmedical purposes.

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Slang definitions & phrases for goof-ball

goofball

noun
  1. A stupid and clumsy person; goof: roles that earned him the affectionate labeling as a ''goof ball'' (1959+)
  2. An eccentric person; oddball, weirdo (1959+)
  3. A pill or capsule of Nembutal2 (1940s+ Narcotics)
  4. A barbiturate, tranquilizer, etc, used as a narcotic: took over three hundred goof balls (1940s+ Narcotics)
  5. A portion or dose of a narcotic; ball, gb: A goof ball is a narcotics preparation which is burned on a spoon and inhaled (1930s+ Narcotics)
  6. Marijuana (1930s+ Narcotics)

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