Definition of goober in English:


Line breaks: goo¦ber
Pronunciation: /ˈguːbə


North American informal
  • 1A person from the south-eastern US, especially Georgia or Arkansas.
  • 1.1 derogatory An unsophisticated person.
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    • In the whole party of goobers, she was the only one with style.
    • I now understand what a complete goober you are!
    • Adam Sandler is the suddenly wealthy goober in this fatuous remake of the Frank Capra film Mr Deeds Goes to Town.


late 19th century: from an earlier sense 'peanut', from Kikongo nguba.

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