adjective, goof·i·er, goof·i·est. Slang.

ridiculous; silly; wacky; nutty: a goofy little hat.

Origin of goofy

First recorded in 1915–20; goof + -y1
Related formsgoof·i·ly, adverbgoof·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for goofily


adjective goofier or goofiest informal

foolish; silly; stupid
British (of teeth) sticking out; protruding
Derived Formsgoofily, adverbgoofiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for goofily



1921, from goof + -y (2). The Disney character of that name began life c.1929 as Dippy Dawg.

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