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goof-off

[goof-awf, -of] /ˈgufˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
noun, Slang.
1.
a person who habitually shirks work or responsibility; idler.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; noun use of verb phrase goof off
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Examples for goof-off
  • It's not being a goof-off, or refusing to take something seriously.
  • Of course, everyone knows it's true, but no place wants to be seen as the place to goof-off.
Slang definitions & phrases for goof-off

goof-off

noun
  1. A person who regularly or chronically avoids work; fuck-off: getting kicked out of seminary as a goof-off
  2. A period of relaxation; respite: A little goof-off will do you good (WWII armed forces)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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