goof goof  /ˈɡuf/


  1. (n) a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
  2. (n) a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
  3. (v) commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake

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  1. On the FDA's list, goof balls are pushing barbiturates as the worst under-the-counter drug menace.
  2. How a goof became a phenomenon is a Web-age love story almost as sweet as Donnie is bitter.
  3. Come to think of it, I'd much prefer to wait in line with him for the new iPhone than in some squat ATM line, because he's a big goof and he's interesting.


  1. This is the End: Movie Review

    For Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg ‘s directorial debut This is the End , the duo got many of their friends together to goof on themselves and the industry that made them famous.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ScreenCrave

  2. Bizarre crimes from Charlotte police files (June 6)

    Someone gets a gassy surprise by Ryan Pitkin SWEET GOOF: Some people are pretty ambitious when it comes to pranks. A 29-year-old woman was about to drive to work one morning last week before realizing someone had poured not only sugar but rice and candy into her gas tank.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Creative Loafing Charlotte


  1. "Don't like the track. It's not a fun track to compete on," Earnhardt said. "It's fun to go around and goof off and raise a little bit of hell. I don't like being in competition on it. It's difficult and these cars ain't built for it."
    on Jun 22, 2008 By: Dale Earnhardt Jr Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "I'm so, so excited, especially on a show like the Emmys, to be able to go out there and just goof off," Groban said. "It's so much fun and I hope the audience has fun, too."
    on Sep 20, 2008 By: Josh Groban Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I'm a goof. C'mon, everyone knows that," Arenas said. "I look at my elders as the leaders. I don't want nobody looking at me. How can I tell somebody 'Don't shoot that shot' when I'm out there chunking 'em?"
    on Feb 13, 2007 By: Gilbert Arenas Source: ESPN

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