Share this entry
goofus Syllabification: goof·us
Pronunciation: /ˈɡo͞ofəs/

Definition of goofus in English:


US informal
A foolish or stupid person (often used as a general term of abuse).
Example sentences
  • Apparently, these goofuses actually expected the applause of a grateful public, but instead folks are appalled at what they are trying to do to us.
  • Avery was the burly curly-haired twinkle-eyed guy, and Burns was the lanky goofus.
  • She hadn't been on a date for over a year, and the good doctor was infinitely more sophisticated and charming than all the goofuses she had been with combined.


1920s: based on goof.

Definition of goofus in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources