- an extremely incompetent, eccentric, or silly person.
- a pill containing a barbiturate or a tranquilizing drug.
Origin of goofball
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- a barbiturate sleeping pill
- a fool
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Word Origin and History for goofball
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A barbiturate or tranquilizer in the form of a pill, especially when taken for nonmedical purposes.
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