- a deformed or mentally deficient child.
- a changeling.
Origin of oaf
synonym study for oaf
OTHER WORDS FROM oafoafish, adjectiveoaf·ish·ly, adverboaf·ish·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH oafoaf , oath
How to use oaf in a sentence
He’s clearly a dim bulb, there’s very little going on upstairs, and he’s something of an oaf.Tina Brown Breaks Down the Biggest Royal Family Revelations From Her New Book|Charlie Campbell / London|April 25, 2022|Time
The big oaf is a couch potato, not a leader for the blind, or for the seeing.Dog Books: Loving Dogs and Michael Vick’s Crimes Reviewed|Elizabeth Hess|November 10, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Shakespeare refers to elves as ouphes, which is the same word as oaf and was formerly spelt aulf.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
Gerda was out there still, with her brother and the oaf—whose name, Forrester had discovered, was Alvin Sherdlap.Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
Strange to say, the oaf seemed to be shedding tears and the quick sympathy went out from Emily's bosom, in spite of the past.
Then the oaf rose and looked down upon his work, with a childish pleasure.
The oaf began muttering in a low, indistinct murmur, like one soothing a child.