Definition of oaf in English:


Syllabification: oaf


A stupid, uncultured, or clumsy person.
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  • She smiled and sipped her coffee, but he still heard her murmur, ‘Uncultured oaf.’
  • Besides its not like me and you haven't done that before you stupid oaf!
  • What a shameful exercise in valuing the life of a stupid and dangerous oaf over the lives of millions of others.
lout, boor, barbarian, Neanderthal, churl, bumpkin, yokel;
fool, dolt, dullard
informal idiot, imbecile, moron, halfwit, lamer, cretin, ass, jackass, goon, yahoo, ape, baboon, clod, blockhead, meathead, butthead, meatball, bonehead, knucklehead, chucklehead, lamebrain, palooka, lug, bozo, hoser, boob, chowderhead, lummox, knuckle-dragger, galoot, klutz, goofus, doofus, dork, turkey, dingbat, scissorbill
British informal twit, nerk, git, yob
archaic lubber


early 17th century: variant of obsolete auf, from Old Norse álfr 'elf'. The original meaning was 'elf's child, changeling', later 'idiot child' and 'halfwit', generalized in the current sense.

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