Goof-ball

goofball

[goof-bawl]
noun Slang.
1.
an extremely incompetent, eccentric, or silly person.
2.
a pill containing a barbiturate or a tranquilizing drug.

Origin:
1935–40; goof + ball1

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goofball (ˈɡuːfˌbɔːl)
 
n
1.  a barbiturate sleeping pill
2.  a fool

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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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goofball definition


  1. n.
    and goofer. a stupid person; a fool. : You are such a silly goofball. , What a clumsy goofer!
  2. n.
    a barbiturate tablet. (Drugs.) : How many goofballs did you take to get like this?
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