doofus

or du·fus

[ doo-fuhs ]
/ ˈdu fəs /

noun, plural doo·fus·es.

Slang. a foolish or inept person.

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Origin of doofus

An Americanism daing back to 1960–65; probably alteration of earlier goofus in same sense
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British Dictionary definitions for doofus

doofus
/ (ˈduːfəs) /

noun

informal, mainly US a slow-witted or stupid person

Word Origin for doofus

C20: from Black slang
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