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doofus

or du·fus

[ doo-fuhs ]

noun

, plural doo·fus·es.
  1. Slang. a foolish or inept person.


doofus

/ ˈduːfəs /

noun

  1. informal.
    a slow-witted or stupid person


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Word History and Origins

Origin of doofus1

An Americanism daing back to 1960–65; probably alteration of earlier goofus in same sense
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Word History and Origins

Origin of doofus1

C20: from Black slang
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Example Sentences

As Irons plays him, at least until the movie’s swerving finale, this PM is a likable doofus, certain that any problem can be solved with a handshake and a cup of tea.

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This book is about how to be a better parent, how to truly make space for your kids and, yes, how to redefine your role as a father as our society evolves past the old tropes of masculinity and the doofus dad.

I hope that its success encourages others to look beyond the tired “doofus dad” tropes.

As for the current team ... Mitt Romney: too much of a doofus.

To this point, the Delaware doofus always seemed cloaked in an invincible air of likeability.

“OK, I feel like a doofus, but I cried through like half of that thing,” she admitted.

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