Definition of goofus in US English:



  • A foolish or stupid person (often used as a general term of abuse).

    • ‘Apparently, these goofuses actually expected the applause of a grateful public, but instead folks are appalled at what they are trying to do to us.’
    • ‘Avery was the burly curly-haired twinkle-eyed guy, and Burns was the lanky goofus.’
    • ‘She hadn't been on a date for over a year, and the good doctor was infinitely more sophisticated and charming than all the goofuses she had been with combined.’
    • ‘Even now, years after Vince McMahon himself openly admitted pro wrestling's choreographed, there's still the odd goofus who acts like this is still a revelation.’
    • ‘I liked her because she liked me and didn't think I was a goofus.’
    idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod
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1920s: based on goof.