- Slang. a foolish or inept person.
Origin of doofus
Examples from the Web for doofus
Contemporary Examples of doofus
I hope that its success encourages others to look beyond the tired “doofus dad” tropes.Move Over, Ladies: Dove Does Dads
June 17, 2014
As for the current team ... Mitt Romney: too much of a doofus.Squishes, Step Aside: Ted Cruz and Chris Christie’s Old-School Manliness
May 13, 2013
To this point, the Delaware doofus always seemed cloaked in an invincible air of likeability.Joe Biden’s Rude Debate Laughter: The Joke’s on Him
October 12, 2012
“OK, I feel like a doofus, but I cried through like half of that thing,” she admitted.Watch Crying ‘Harry Potter’ Fans
The Daily Beast
July 16, 2011
- informal, mainly US a slow-witted or stupid person
Word Origin for doofus
student slang, "dolt, idiot, nerd," by 1960s. "Dictionary of American Slang" says "probably related to doo-doo and goofus."