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goof-off \goof-off\ n. A person who habitually shirks his duties or avoids work; an idle worthless person. [Informal]

Syn: goldbrick, ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing, good-for-naught.


n. (context US English) An idle or work-shy person; a shirker


n. an idle worthless person [syn: goldbrick, ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing, good-for-naught]

Usage examples of "goof-off".

The dum-dums in PE with their brains in their jockstraps, the goof-offs in Business Administration, the weird types in the hard sciences, and the campus politicians in the social sciences, have all seen fit at one time or another to question the masculinity of any guy in liberal arts.