Definition of goof-proof in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡo͞ofpro͞of/

Entry from US English dictionary



(Of a product, procedure, etc.) designed to be simple enough for anyone to use or implement: each comes with complete instructions and detailed illustrations that make the installation nearly goof-proof
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  • It's easy, goofproof and automatic - kind of, as the popular verbal shorthand goes, like TiVo for radio.
  • Some of the user reviews on ZDNET are pretty scary reading for someone who's looking for a goofproof printer.
  • A few of the preparations are repeats from his previous English books - but with the added benefit of goofproof step-by-step illustrations in classic Dorling Kindersley style.


[with object]
Design or adapt (a product, procedure, etc.) so that it is simple for anyone to use: these simple steps can goof-proof your 1040

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Syllabification: goof-proof

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