[goof] /guf/ Slang.
verb (used without object)
to blunder; make an error, misjudgment, etc.
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)
to spoil or make a mess of (something); botch; bungle (often followed by up):
You really goofed up the job.
a foolish or stupid person.
a mistake or blunder, especially one due to carelessness.
a source of fun or cause for amusement:
We short-sheeted his bunk just for a goof.
goof on, Slang. to tease, ridicule, or mock; make fun of.
a foolish error or mistake
a stupid person
to bungle (something); botch
(intransitive; often foll by about or around) to fool (around); mess (about)
(transitive) to dope with drugs
(US & Canadian) (intransitive) often foll by off. to waste time; idle
1916, American English, “stupid person,” perhaps a variant of English dialect goff “foolish clown” (1869), from 16c. goffe, probably from Middle French goffe “awkward, stupid,” of uncertain origin. Or English goffe may be from Middle English goffen “speak in a frivolous manner,” possibly from Old English gegaf “buffoonery,” and gaffetung “scolding.” Sense of “a blunder” is c.1954, probably influenced by gaffe.
“waste time,” 1932; “make a mistake,” 1941, from goof (n.). Goof off “loaf” is also from 1941. Related: Goofed; goofing.
Intoxicated with a narcotic, esp marijuana; high, stoned (1950s+ Narcotics)
[fr British dialect goof, goff, ”fool”]
- 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)
- Go off the rails
verb phrase To behave abnormally; lose stability: Most of what she said was okay, but she went off the rails with that last remark (1848+)
[goo-fee] /ˈgu fi/ adjective, goofier, goofiest. Slang. 1. ridiculous; silly; wacky; nutty: a goofy little hat. /ˈɡuːfɪ/ adjective (informal) goofier, goofiest 1. foolish; silly; stupid 2. (Brit) (of teeth) sticking out; protruding adj. 1921, from goof + -y (2). The Disney character of that name began life c.1929 as Dippy Dawg. adjective Silly; foolish; crazy; […]