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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
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oaf

(əuf) noun
a stupid or clumsy person. That stupid oaf is always knocking things over.
ˈoafish adjective
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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.
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Eventually, Olugbenga Akintola Foundation (OAF) Microfinance initiative was established for robust economic growth in the state and improve the entrepreneurship ability of low-income earners as we provide them with finance and increase their access to credit and very low interest rates.
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