[ goof-bawl ]
/ ˈgufˌbɔl /
an extremely incompetent, eccentric, or silly person.
a pill containing a barbiturate or a tranquilizing drug.
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fool, weirdo, jerk, techie, oaf, dolt, goober, dweeb, dork, clod, donkey, dunce, blunderer, butterfingers, klutz, bonehead, idiot, butcher, botcher, incompetent
Origin of goofball
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/ (ˈɡuːfˌbɔːl) /
noun US and Canadian slang
a barbiturate sleeping pill
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A barbiturate or tranquilizer in the form of a pill, especially when taken for nonmedical purposes.
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