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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.
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oaf

(əʊf)
n
a stupid or loutish person
[C17: variant of Old English ælf elf]
ˈoafish adj
ˈoafishly adv
ˈoafishness n
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oaf - an awkward stupid personoaf - an awkward stupid person    
clumsy person - a person with poor motor coordination
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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
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oaf

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

oaf

[əʊf] Nzoquete mf
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oaf

[ˈəʊf] nbalourd m
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oaf

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

[əʊf] nzoticone/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

oaf

(əuf) noun
a stupid or clumsy person. That stupid oaf is always knocking things over.
ˈoafish adjective
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
As I gave Raffles a headlong lead to the baize door, I glanced down the great well of stairs, and up came the daft yells of these sporting oafs:
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.
"Why, thou great oaf! not a drop of rain has fallen these three days, neither has any threatened, nor hath there been a sign of foul weather in earth or sky or water."
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.
His own new wife Jean (Zoe OAF isn't the Boyle) is finding out that turning into a housewife isn't entirely fulfilling either - especially when she's forced to admit that she's not pregnant any more but was afraid to tell him in case he backed out of the wedding.
OAF isn't with His own new wife Jean (Zoe Boyle) is finding out that turning into a housewife isn't entirely fulfilling either - especially when she's forced to admit that she's not pregnant any more but was afraid to tell him in case he backed out of the wedding.
Writing on his website, Bealby expressed annoyance at seeing Hamilton -whose last runner from his yard, Magnitude, landed a Lingfield seller in February - at Doncaster sales this month in the company of trainer Derek Shaw and rounded off by saying: "What upsets me more than anything is that I am going to miss endless afternoons at Southwell watching a couple of belligerent oafs getting drunk."
We can only guess at the number of men who have been told that they are tactless oafs, blundering social misfits who simply don't understand what others are thinking who will take heart from this important study.
This time we should be so ashamed of ourselves that we should dare not show our faces at any service held on Remembrance Sunday as Mr Stevens states in his letter (ECHOLetters,November 3), because we ``abandoned the citizens of this country'', we are ``selfish oafs who clenched our fists in defiance''.
The brothers are ignorant oafs who soon want to marry Hannah, and she must outwit them to escape.