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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.
The proceeds from the disposal are intended to repay the loan due to OAF and the inter-companies outstanding balances of HCH, as well as to be used the general working capital of the Group.
There exists literature on the power allocation for either OAF or NAF [12][13][14][15][16][17].
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.
To minimize, it is necessary to place vowels at the head of the list; the OSPD contains 22 heterograms starting with two vowels (aid, ail, aim, ain, air, ais, ait, auk, ear, eat, eau, eon, ion, oaf, oak, oar, oat, oes, oil, oud, our, out), but 67 ending with two vowels.
The common cause of OAF was extraction of teeth (n=25, 86.
Henriksen's main goal is to offer OAF as a case study for lessons in the modern use of air power.
Forget the bumbling oaf of The Osbournes TV series, Ozzy looked fit and healthy and was in good voice as he served up solo hits like Bark At The Moon, Crazy Train and Mr Crowley.
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.