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goof-off

(go͞of′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n. Slang
One who shirks work or responsibility.

goof′-off`



n. Informal.
one who shirks responsibility.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goof-off - an idle worthless person
do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, bum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
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