Definition of goofus in English:


Syllabification: goof·us
Pronunciation: /ˈgo͞ofəs


US informal
  • A foolish or stupid person (often used as a general term of abuse).
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    • 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.

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