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Noun: goof  goof
  1. A man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    - fathead, goofball [N. Amer], bozo [N. Amer], jackass, goose, cuckoo, zany
  2. A person who amuses others by ridiculous behaviour
    - clown, buffoon, goofball [N. Amer], merry andrew [archaic], droll [archaic]
  3. An embarrassing mistake
    - blunder, blooper [N. Amer], bloomer, bungle, pratfall, foul-up, flub [N. Amer], botch, boner [N. Amer, informal], boo-boo [informal], boob [Brit, informal], blue [Austral, NZ]
Verb: goof  goof
  1. Commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
    - drop the ball, sin, blunder, boob
  2. (informal) spend time not doing much; fool around
    - goof off

Derived forms: goofing, goofs, goofed

Type of: boofhead [Austral], breach, break, charlie [Brit], comedian, comic, diddy [Brit, informal], donkey, drongo [Austral, NZ], error, fault, fool, funnyman, galah [Austral], go against, infract, juggins [Brit], jughead [N. Amer], mampara [S.Africa], meathead, mistake, moegoe [S.Africa], muggins [Brit], nit [Brit], offend, sap, tomfool, transgress, violate

Encyclopedia: Goof