oafish

[ oh-fish ]
/ ˈoʊ fɪʃ /
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adjective

clumsy and stupid; unmannered; loutish: He’s not exactly oafish, but he’s no suave sophisticate either.

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Origin of oafish

First recorded in 1680–1700; oaf + -ish1

synonym study for oafish

See boorish.

OTHER WORDS FROM oafish

oaf·ish·ly, adverboaf·ish·ness, noun

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