Definition of goofy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡo͞ofē/

adjective (goofier, goofiest)

1chiefly North American Foolish; harmlessly eccentric.
Example sentences
  • His strange mannerisms and goofy asides are amusing, and he has a comedian's sensibility for wanting to keep the audience at home interested.
  • Funny links to goofy stories seem to be included now only to relieve the tension.
  • In fact, it seems a little rushed at first, but the time is well saved when we start to meet all the characters, and trot alongside this gentle love story full of poignant moments and goofy funny bits.
2(In surfing and other board sports) with the right leg in front of the left on the board.
Example sentences
  • The goofy footer belted the right-handers on his backhand, collecting two eight plus scores.
  • Hawaiian goofy footer Fred Patacchia said that if the surf is good, all the trialists have a chance to win.
  • The goofy footer looked completely at ease and together with fellow countrymen Mick Lowe and Parkinson, was one of only three from the top 10 to survive the day.



Pronunciation: /-fəlē/
Example sentences
  • Some tourists frolicked in the resulting paperdrifts, flailing goofily to catch the falling sheets.
  • I leaned over to the other Australian lawyer, who was also grinning kinda goofily in the firelight.
  • ‘Thank you, Kait,’ he said, grinning almost goofily.


Pronunciation: /ˈɡo͞ofēnəs/
Example sentences
  • Working a couple of shifts in a row with same people means that the goofiness will only get worse.
  • Considered a cultural touchstone for '80s goofiness, upon re-viewing, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure reveals itself as a great, smart comedy.
  • Nothing is wrong with individuals finding creativity, imagination, merriment, exuberance, playfulness, or goofiness in what they undertake in camp experiences.

Words that rhyme with goofy

Dufy, Sufi

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Syllabification: goof·y

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