[ goof-bawl ]
/ ˈgufˌbɔl /

noun Slang.

an extremely incompetent, eccentric, or silly person.
a pill containing a barbiturate or a tranquilizing drug.



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Origin of goofball

First recorded in 1935–40; goof + ball1

Words nearby goofball Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for goofball

/ (ˈɡuːfˌbɔːl) /

noun US and Canadian slang

a barbiturate sleeping pill
a fool
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Medical definitions for goofball



A barbiturate or tranquilizer in the form of a pill, especially when taken for nonmedical purposes.
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