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[goo-fee] /ˈgu fi/
adjective, goofier, goofiest. Slang.
ridiculous; silly; wacky; nutty:
a goofy little hat.
Origin of goofy
1915-20; goof + -y1
Related forms
goofily, adverb
goofiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for goofy
  • How goofy to imply that they would prefer lesser educated teachers.
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  • Loud, goofy music playing was one of the best methods of self-soothing.
  • And wear those goofy minimalist shoes while you're at it.
  • Sometimes things didn't work out at all and all you had at the end of the day was your goofy friends, and maybe that was enough.
  • And nowadays, he'd probably be puttering around with motherboards and high-speed modems instead of all those goofy radio parts.
  • TV medical shows can be pretty goofy, especially when you're a surgeon.
  • Crane earning rave reviews for play, goofy online videos.
  • Here, guests get goofy, play games and try their hardest to make each other laugh.
  • But there is one trick that needs no goofy name or hyperactive introduction.
British Dictionary definitions for goofy


adjective (informal) goofier, goofiest
foolish; silly; stupid
(Brit) (of teeth) sticking out; protruding
Derived Forms
goofily, adverb
goofiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for goofy

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for goofy



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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