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oaf

 (ōf)
n.
A person regarded as stupid or clumsy.

[Old Norse alfr, elf, silly person; see albho- in Indo-European roots.]

oaf′ish adj.
oaf′ish·ly adv.

oaf

(əʊf)
n
a stupid or loutish person
[C17: variant of Old English ælf elf]
ˈoafish adj
ˈoafishly adv
ˈoafishness n

oaf


(ōf),
n.
1. a crudely clumsy person; lout.
2. a stupid person; idiot.
[1615–25; variant of auf, Middle English alfe, Old English ælf elf]
oaf′ish, adj.
oaf′ish•ly, adv.
oaf′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oaf - an awkward stupid personoaf - an awkward stupid person    
clumsy person - a person with poor motor coordination

oaf

noun lout, brute, yob or yobbo (Brit. slang), fool, jerk (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), idiot, dummy (slang), plank (Brit. slang), berk (Brit. slang), sap (slang), gorilla (informal), wally (slang), booby, prat (slang), plonker (slang), coot, moron, goon, geek (slang), twit (informal, chiefly Brit.), bonehead (slang), dunce, imbecile, clod, simpleton, gawk, airhead (slang), dullard, dipstick (Brit. slang), dickhead (slang), gonzo (slang), schmuck (U.S. slang), dork (slang), nitwit (informal), dolt, bear, charlie (Brit. informal), blockhead, divvy (Brit. slang), pillock (Brit. slang), halfwit, nincompoop, dweeb (U.S. slang), putz (U.S. slang), fathead (informal), eejit (Scot. & Irish), thicko (Brit. slang), dumb-ass (slang), gobshite (Irish taboo slang), numpty (Scot. informal), doofus (slang, chiefly U.S.), galoot (slang, chiefly U.S.), fuckwit (taboo slang), lummox (informal), dickwit (slang), nerd or nurd (slang), numbskull or numskull, bumpkin, boor, churl, clumsy idiot Leave the lady alone, you drunken oaf!
brain (informal), genius, intellectual, rocket scientist (informal, chiefly U.S.), egghead (informal), smart aleck (informal), wiseacre

oaf

noun
A large, ungainly, and dull-witted person:
Informal: lummox.
Translations
ساذِج، أبلَه، أخرَق
fjols
auli; klaufi
kvailokas
lempismuļķis
ahmak kimse

oaf

[əʊf] Nzoquete mf

oaf

[ˈəʊf] nbalourd m

oaf

n pl <-s or oaves> → Flegel m, → Lümmel m; you clumsy oaf!du altes Trampel! (inf)

oaf

[əʊf] nzoticone/a

oaf

(əuf) noun
a stupid or clumsy person. That stupid oaf is always knocking things over.
ˈoafish adjective
References in classic literature ?
In the meantime a long-legged oaf is waiting for her outside the post-office, where they meet every Thursday, a fellow who always wears the same suit of clothes, but has a face that must ever make him free of the company of gentlemen.
The very sight of Torrance brings in my head a little droll matter of some years ago, when I had made a tryst with the poor oaf at the cross of Edinburgh.
Do not be put off by the big oaf reference above; this flick is coming to the end of its run so there should be plenty of room.
But Miloseviae also knew there was no real political objective or strategy, knew there were rifts in the countries opposing him, and anticipated his ability to wait out OAF until the coalition collapsed.
Saint Thomas Aquinas" tells the story of the thirteenth century saint who rose from being viewed as an oaf to one of the most important thinkers of his time.
One approach used to check the validity of the data was to compare OAF values determined directly from airflow measurements to OAF data calculated from temperature data.
HOWARD, the bespectacled irritating oaf from HBOS, is a victim of the credit crunch.
Still, Baldwin is very funny as a self-assured oaf who promises devastation for anything in his path, and Fey is appealing as the headstrong yet harried Liz.
While he has been posturing his way around California looking to set up a lucrative sinecure for when he does finally decide to relieve us of his presence, the country is nominally in the charge of an incompetent oaf and British service personnel have been kill in Iraq and Afghanistan.
OAF & PA endorsed "Tariff Liberalization in the Forest Products Sector," a proposal on cutting forest products tariffs within the World Trade Organization (WTO) framework.
Wall Mae, Chun Hyang's mother, thinks Mong Ryong a charming young man; Chun Hyang thinks Mong Ryong an oaf, and lets him know that in no uncertain terms.
Their latest gambit for ratings is My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance, a show in which a woman agrees to marry an obese oaf for money.