Crossword clues for goof
- Foolish sort
- Make a misstep
- Careless mistake
- Silly mistake
- Typo, e.g
- Dumb mistake
- Pull a boner
- Mess (up)
- Foolish mistake
- Commit a blooper
- Make a bonehead move
- Loaf, with "off"
- Waste time (with "off")
- Silly error
- Make a dumb move
- Idle, with "off"
- Anachronism, e.g
- "Oops!" evoker
- Transpose two numbers, e.g
- Silly typo, e.g
- Minor misjudgment
- Makes a ___: succeeds
- Jim Carrey often plays one
- Horse (around)
- Cause for an "Oops!"
- Big ol' sillymonster
- Amusing act
- (Make a) silly mistake
- ___ off (waste time idly)
- ___ off (lounge around)
- ___ off (loaf)
- Play around, with "off"
- Anachronism, e.g.
- Slip up
- Typo, e.g.
- Clown (around)
- Silly billy
- A man who is a stupid fool
- Make a ___ (flub or succeed)
- Make a ___ (succeed)
- Foolish person
- Make a boo-boo
- Old sailor wants dosage adjusted
- Almost stop working, stupid
- Mess up
- Make a mistake
- Faux pas
- Blow it
- Screw up
- Drop the ball
- Minor mistake
- Make a blunder
- Silly goose
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
goof \goof\ n. a stupid fool. [Colloq.]
Syn: fathead, jackass, goose, cuckoo, zany.
goof \goof\ v. i. to commit a faux pas or fault.
Syn: sin, commit an offence, blunder, boob.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1916, American English, "stupid person," perhaps a variant of English dialect goff "foolish clown" (1869), from 16c. goffe, probably from Middle French goffe "awkward, stupid," of uncertain origin. Or English goffe may be from Middle English goffen "speak in a frivolous manner," possibly from Old English gegaf "buffoonery," and gaffetung "scolding." Sense of "a blunder" is c.1954, probably influenced by gaffe.
"waste time," 1932; "make a mistake," 1941, from goof (n.). Goof off "loaf" is also from 1941. Related: Goofed; goofing.
n. 1 (context US English) A mistake or error, 2 # (context US cinematography English) An error made during production which finds its way into the final release. 3 (context US English) A foolish and/or silly person; a goofball. 4 (context prison jargon English) A child molester. vb. 1 (context US English) To make a mistake. 2 (context US English) To engage in mischief.
Generically, the word goof is another term for a mistake. However, the term is also used in a number of specific senses. The actual origin of the word is Wamapoag and means to speak with spirits through holes in a stone wall. But several origins have been proposed by those not familiar with the language. According to Merriam-Webster, "goof" is likely a variation of "goff" in an English dialect, meaning simpleton. Some say the word may come from an identically pronounced Hebrew word meaning "body". Others believe that it was inspired by the Disney character, Goofy (though it is more likely that the character got his name from the word, not the word from the character).
There is a Spanish word, "gofio," which refers to the balls of toasted flour and salt eaten by the original inhabitants of the Canary Islands. In Latin America (esp. Cuba) the word "comegofio" (lit. "gofio-eater") came to refer to anyone from the Canaries, stereotyped as primitive or stupid.
Usage examples of "goof".
One normal man has finally turned up among the idiots, of whom the first is that giftless goof Sashka!
My test readers Morgan Hawke, Virginia Ettel, Martha Punches, Linda Kusiolek, and Katherine Lazo helped me track down and kill many other goofs.
I enjoyed very goof sport on the road, arriving at the stead laden with one pauw, two koran, and a little klipspringer buck which I had been lucky enough to shoot as it bounded out of some rocks in front of me.
Wendy could see that he was goofing on the self-images he was realtime mixing into the ceaseless global interactive multiuser stunglasses Show.
He felt that he had a lot in common with the kid flying an F-18, which was why he took it especially hard when he read about the uptick in accidents, and worse, how all those high-trained men and women were suddenly making goofs while sitting inside their flight simulators.
NYC where he was traveling with a character known to the Brooklyn police as Blubber Wilson, who hustled his goof ball money shaking down fetishists in shoe stores.
At least, if you goofed, it turned out he was standing right behind you.
And Father would never have goofed in Basic the way I hadno lashes for him.
Between you and me and the circular file, I believe the Testing Section goofed dramatically when they pegged this race for a mere Stage D, back in the beginning.
Either they were going somewhere fast or they were just goofing, hanging, drinking coffee.
I've got an awfully light caseload this week, and if I don't put in some time with you, my boss is going to think I've been goofing off.
The day I goofed I had simulated sergeant's chevrons as a simulated section leader and was armed with simulated A-bomb rockets to use in simulated darkness against a simulated enemy.
How about if you come by at 1200 hours tomorrow, we'll have lunch at the club, and we can have a laugh at the expense of whatever chucklehead goofed.
Each photo, however, is pre-selected to convey a different aspect of the PUA's personality, such as images of the PUA with beautiful women, with children, with pets, with celebrities, goofing off with friends, and doing something active like roller-blading or skydiving.
I’d bet Bondurant Altoona and his cronies were feeling pretty cocky about their chances of replacing The Call as the flagship goof troop.