goof

(redirected from goofing)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms.
Related to goofing: goofing off

goof

 (go͞of) Informal
n.
1.
a. A playful, silly, or outlandish person.
b. An incompetent, foolish, or stupid person.
2. A careless mistake; a slip.
v. goofed, goof·ing, goofs
v.intr.
1. To make a silly mistake; blunder: goofed up by turning right instead of left.
2. To waste or kill time: goofed around at the mall.
3. To tease or make fun of someone: goofed on her younger brother.
v.tr.
To spoil, as through clumsiness; bungle. Usually used with up: goof up a job.

[Possibly alteration of dialectal goff, fool, from obsolete French goffe, stupid.]

goof

(ɡuːf)
n
1. a foolish error or mistake
2. a stupid person
vb
3. to bungle (something); botch
4. (intr; often foll by about or around) to fool (around); mess (about)
5. (tr) to dope with drugs
6. (often foll by: off) US and Canadian to waste time; idle
[C20: probably from (dialect) goff simpleton, from Old French goffe clumsy, from Italian goffo, of obscure origin]

goof

(guf)
Informal. v.i.
1. to make an error, misjudgment, etc.; blunder.
2. to waste time; evade work or responsibility (often fol. by off or around).
v.t.
3. to spoil or make a mess of; botch; bungle (often fol. by up).
4. to tease; kid (often fol. by on).
n.
5. a foolish or stupid person.
6. a mistake, esp. one due to carelessness.
7. a source of fun: We short-sheeted his bed just for a goof.
[1915–20; appar. variant of obsolete goff dolt < Middle French goffe awkward, stupid]

goof


Past participle: goofed
Gerund: goofing

Imperative
goof
goof
Present
I goof
you goof
he/she/it goofs
we goof
you goof
they goof
Preterite
I goofed
you goofed
he/she/it goofed
we goofed
you goofed
they goofed
Present Continuous
I am goofing
you are goofing
he/she/it is goofing
we are goofing
you are goofing
they are goofing
Present Perfect
I have goofed
you have goofed
he/she/it has goofed
we have goofed
you have goofed
they have goofed
Past Continuous
I was goofing
you were goofing
he/she/it was goofing
we were goofing
you were goofing
they were goofing
Past Perfect
I had goofed
you had goofed
he/she/it had goofed
we had goofed
you had goofed
they had goofed
Future
I will goof
you will goof
he/she/it will goof
we will goof
you will goof
they will goof
Future Perfect
I will have goofed
you will have goofed
he/she/it will have goofed
we will have goofed
you will have goofed
they will have goofed
Future Continuous
I will be goofing
you will be goofing
he/she/it will be goofing
we will be goofing
you will be goofing
they will be goofing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been goofing
you have been goofing
he/she/it has been goofing
we have been goofing
you have been goofing
they have been goofing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been goofing
you will have been goofing
he/she/it will have been goofing
we will have been goofing
you will have been goofing
they will have been goofing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been goofing
you had been goofing
he/she/it had been goofing
we had been goofing
you had been goofing
they had been goofing
Conditional
I would goof
you would goof
he/she/it would goof
we would goof
you would goof
they would goof
Past Conditional
I would have goofed
you would have goofed
he/she/it would have goofed
we would have goofed
you would have goofed
they would have goofed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goof - a man who is a stupid incompetent foolgoof - a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
fool, muggins, saphead, tomfool, sap - a person who lacks good judgment
2.goof - a person who amuses others by ridiculous behaviorgoof - a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
comedian, comic - a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
harlequin - a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)
jester, motley fool, fool - a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages
whiteface - a clown whose face is covered with white make-up
zany - a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect
Verb1.goof - commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; "I blundered during the job interview"
breach, infract, transgress, violate, go against, offend, break - act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"

goof

noun
1. Slang. One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
2. Slang. A stupid, clumsy mistake:
Informal: blooper, boner.
Slang: bloomer.
verb
Slang. To pass time without working or in avoiding work.Also used with off:
bum (around), idle, laze, loaf, loiter, lounge, shirk.
Slang: diddle, goldbrick.
phrasal verb
goof up
Slang. To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess:
Informal: bollix up, muck up.
Idiom: make a muck of.
Translations

goof

[guːf]
A. Nbobo/a m/f
B. VI
1. (= err) → tirarse una plancha
2. (US) (also goof off) → gandulear
goof around VI + ADV (US) → hacer el tonto

goof

[ˈguːf]
vi (also goof up) → faire une gaffe
ntoqué(e) m/f
goof around
vi (= mess around) → faire l'imbécile
goof off
vi (mainly US)glander

goof

(inf)
n
(esp US: = idiot) → Dussel m (inf), → Doofie m (inf)
(= mistake)Schnitzer m (inf), → dicker Hund (dated inf)
vi
(= blunder)sich (dat)etwas leisten (inf), → danebenhauen (inf)
(US: = loiter: also goof around) → (herum)trödeln, bummeln; to goof offabzwitschern (inf)

goof

[guːf] (Am)
1. vi
a. (fail) they had their chance, and they goofedavevano avuto un'opportunità e se la sono lasciata sfuggire
b. (skive) to goof offperdere tempo
2. n
a. (fool) → gonzo/a
b. (blunder) what a goof!che gaffe!
References in periodicals archive ?
Whenever I'm at work or goofing off, it's comforting to know that I'm still making a very important difference in this world
business could screech to a halt, paralyzed by an epidemic of employee goofing off.
Everything kids say is being taken seriously these days, like there is no longer any room for goofing around.
The reigning champion of our largest hardwood species can inspire some regal goofing off.
The new Goof Off([R]) website aims to share valuable tips and tricks on cleaning what ordinary household cleaners can't, so more time can be spent goofing off instead of tackling household messes.
There are people out there that have twits since 2007, I only got started goofing off on it in January and really, I don't know how much longer I'm gonna do it for.
I was giggling and goofing off in the pool with my BFF.
He got to goofing around in the lane,'' Ellis said of Declan's Moon, who ran his first two-turn race.
Here, Mikhailov and his wife and longtime collaborator, Vita, are pictured in a Berlin park goofing with a soccer ball (pretending to give birth to it, or swallow it, and corralling other parkgoers to do similarly absurd things with it).
Our users are experts on goofing off and we are confident that the results of this poll are indicative of whether or not this guy should be taken seriously.
National Goof-Off Day is an appropriately goofy holiday on which observers are reminded to sit back, relax and spend time goofing off.
What had been dimly perceptible as activity within the building now becomes a central focus, as the camera steadily and inexorably pans upward and inward toward the window of one room, in which three teenage boys are engaged in relatively benign juvenile delinquency--tossing stuff about, lighting a cigarette, goofing with skateboards, shattering already broken windows, and so on.