Definition of goofball in English:


Syllabification: goof·ball
Pronunciation: /ˈɡo͞ofˌbôl


informal , chiefly North American
1A naive, silly, or stupid person.
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  • Had not Wray come up with this magical concept, I would never have enjoyed so many hours in garages and basements with other like-minded goofballs as a teenager.
  • The Folk Fest, on the other hand, has a town full of goofballs who insist that ‘headliners’ are what it needs more than anything else.
  • No wonder Jim Jeffords wanted nothing to do with these goofballs.
2A narcotic drug in pill form, especially a barbiturate.
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  • I thought goofballs disappeared along with bennies, zoot suits and Vault of Horror comics.
  • Here's a little checklist to see if your fitness instructor is selling goofballs in the shower.
  • In Vanishing Point, a man known only as Kowalski gets hepped up on goofballs and bets that he can drive a white Dodge Challenger muscle car from Denver to San Francisco in approximately 15 hours.

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Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope