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or du·fus (do͞o′fəs)
n. pl. doo·fus·es or du·fus·es Slang
An incompetent, foolish, or stupid person.

[Perhaps blend of doof, fool (from Scots) and goofus, fool (from goof).]


informal chiefly US a slow-witted or stupid person
[C20: from Black slang]


or du•fus

(ˈdu fəs)
n., pl. -fus•es.
Slang. a foolish or inept person.
[1960–65, Amer.; probably alter. of earlier goofus; compare goof]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doofus - a stupid incompetent person
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense


n (US inf) → doofer Typ, Blödmann m
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