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goofy

[goo-fee] /ˈgu fi/
adjective, goofier, goofiest. Slang.
1.
ridiculous; silly; wacky; nutty:
a goofy little hat.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; goof + -y1
Related forms
goofily, adverb
goofiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for goofier

goofy

/ˈɡuːfɪ/
adjective (informal) goofier, goofiest
1.
foolish; silly; stupid
2.
(Brit) (of teeth) sticking out; protruding
Derived Forms
goofily, adverb
goofiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for goofier

goofy

adj.

1921, from goof + -y (2). The Disney character of that name began life c.1929 as Dippy Dawg.

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Slang definitions & phrases for goofier

goofy

adjective

Silly; foolish; crazy; dotty •Nearly always has an affectionate and amused connotation: a goofy grin/ a goofy awkward kid/ And he looked, well, goofy (1921+)


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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