goof


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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!
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