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adjective, goof·i·er, goof·i·est. Slang.
  1. ridiculous; silly; wacky; nutty: a goofy little hat.
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Origin of goofy

First recorded in 1915–20; goof + -y1
Related formsgoof·i·ly, adverbgoof·i·ness, noun
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Related Words for goofiness

stupidity, absurdity, foolishness, craziness, goofiness, ineptitude, senselessness, inanity, puerility

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British Dictionary definitions for goofiness


adjective goofier or goofiest informal
  1. foolish; silly; stupid
  2. British (of teeth) sticking out; protruding
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Derived Formsgoofily, adverbgoofiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for goofiness


1929, from goofy + -ness.

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

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