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goof-off Syllabification: goof-off
Pronunciation: /ˈɡo͞of ˌôf/

Definition of goof-off in English:


North American informal
A person who is habitually lazy or does less than their fair share of work.
Example sentences
  • I Should Be Working is devoted to ‘slackers, goof-offs, procrastinators, loafers, ‘long lunchers’, and web addicted employees worldwide.’
  • And the nice thing's he's such a dissembling goof-off that nobody ever suspects he'd do any of the things he winds up doing.
  • She didn't tolerate goof-offs and encouraged talent, creativity.
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