oafish oafish


  • (adj) ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance


  1. PRO: The Cambridge grad's anti-Semitic satire about an oafish reporter from Kazakhstan exposed American prejudice and ignorance.
  2. Boll deftly defeated the oafish Oso, knocking him to the ground several times, though never completely out.
  3. In the silent era, black actors were hardly allowed on screen, even as maids or oafish comic relief.


  • Cars.com Reviews the 2014 Ford Taurus

    During Cars.com's $38,000 Full-Size Sedan Challenge, Ford's largest sedan couldn't quite keep up with competitive entries from Chrysler, Chevrolet and Hyundai thanks to weak power and oafish handling, says Cars.com reviewer Kristin Varela. Two big Taurus plusses — literally —...
    on September 10, 2013     Source: Cars.com


  1. "The portrayal of me as an oafish ex-jock made for good copy," Mr. Ford wrote. "It was also funny."
    on Dec 29, 2006 By: Gerald Ford Source: New York Times

  2. "We decided to use McCarthy, the way Murrow did. If we used an actor, people would say he was too oafish or too large. It was better to let him do it in his own words and it was much cheaper," Clooney said in a recent interview.
    on Oct 3, 2005 By: George Clooney Source: Dominican Today

  3. "All humor is intrinsically subject to misinterpretation," Robert Grossman, a cartoonist, said this week on the Web site of The Nation magazine. "I am sure there are some oafish Americans out there who believe in ghosts and Bigfoot, who will...
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Robert Grossman Source: New York Times

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