Definition of goober in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡuːbə/


1North American informal A person from the south-eastern US, especially Georgia or Arkansas.
1.1 derogatory An unsophisticated person.
Example sentences
  • 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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