goofy


goofy

goofy [goo-fee] Word Origin adjective, goof·i·er, goof·i·est. Slang.

  1. ridiculous; silly; wacky; nutty: a goofy little hat.

Origin of goofy First recorded in 1915–20; goof + -y1 Related formsgoof·i·ly, adverbgoof·i·ness, noun British Dictionary definitions for goofily goofy adjective goofier or goofiest informal

  1. foolish; silly; stupid
  2. British (of teeth) sticking out; protruding

Derived Formsgoofily, adverbgoofiness, noun Word Origin and History for goofily goofy adj.

1921, from goof + -y (2). The Disney character of that name began life c.1929 as Dippy Dawg.

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