goof-off goof-off

Definition(s):

  • (n) an idle worthless person

Usage(s):

  1. Ruffalo is a very good goof-off, at once likable and infuriating, but eventually it is Phoenix who takes over the picture.
  2. Asch was a universal type, a latter-day Good Soldier Schweik, the goof-off who confounds every military system.
  3. You would think Bush would have put the persona of puckish class goof-off to rest by now.

News

  • Last-minute father’s day gift? How about a call from a title-winner?

    Father’s day is one of the most legendary goof-off holidays in human history. Does dad want a tie? No, but he’s getting one anyway. And the old man is so cool, he’ll smile fondly anyway. Unless… Unless dad happens to be a big college hoops fan, in which case you can throw a surprise curveball…
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: Beyond the Arc

Quotes

  • "I will confess to you that I was kind of a goof-off in high school as my mom reminded me," said Obama, an Illinois Democrat who grew up in Hawaii.
    on Nov 20, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

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