an extremely incompetent, eccentric, or silly person.
a pill containing a barbiturate or a tranquilizing drug.
noun (US & Canadian, slang)
a barbiturate sleeping pill
“narcotic,” 1938, from goof + ball (n.1); as an intensive of goof (n.), it dates from 1959.
goofball or goof ball
A barbiturate or tranquilizer in the form of a pill, especially when taken for nonmedical purposes.
Related Terms goofy-butt noun A marijuana cigarette; joint (1950s+ Narcotics)
[goof] /guf/ Slang. verb (used without object) 1. to blunder; make an error, misjudgment, etc. 2. to waste or kill time; evade work or responsibility (often followed by off or around): Exam week is not a time to goof off. We goofed around till train time. verb (used with object) 3. to spoil or make […]
- Go off on someone
verb phrase To lose one’s temper; attack someone: Now think about this before you go off on me (1980s+ Students)