Definition of goofy in US English:

goofy

adjective

informal
  • 1North American Foolish or harmlessly eccentric.

    • ‘Oddly, he cannot run in human form, instead he walks with a strange, goofy prance of sorts, head and body tilted back, and led by his tiny feet.’
    • ‘Funny links to goofy stories seem to be included now only to relieve the tension.’
    • ‘For someone as serious as her, she sure was strange in a goofy way.’
    • ‘There's a goofy, non-sequitur nonsense to it all.’
    • ‘The cast was goofy and funny while and the action plentiful and rollicking.’
    • ‘He laughed and told his father about the crazy foreigner making goofy faces.’
    • ‘His facial expression never changed from its goofy, surreal state.’
    • ‘Sometimes he would make weird and goofy faces at his opponents during the fight.’
    • ‘He had more of a mysterious look about him, but he was playful and goofy without being too crazy.’
    • ‘In fact, it seems a little rushed at first, but the time is well saved when we start to meet all the characters, and trot alongside this gentle love story full of poignant moments and goofy funny bits.’
    • ‘It's funny, it's goofy, it's more lightweight then a rice cake.’
    • ‘Basically, I'd look up things that I thought were funny or goofy, and take parts of the songs that I thought were good.’
    • ‘His over abundance of cowboy enthusiasm is funny and goofy, a combination of Jack Palance from City Slickers and Jim Carrey.’
    • ‘His strange mannerisms and goofy asides are amusing, and he has a comedian's sensibility for wanting to keep the audience at home interested.’
    • ‘Here is a film so silly, so goofy, and so funny that you just sit back and enjoy it for what it is: pure comedy.’
    • ‘This man is not only hot and sexy, intelligent and wise, crazy and goofy, but he's also a completely giving person who thinks before he speaks and listens to more than what you say.’
    • ‘Tremors is unabashedly goofy nonsense, and I mean that in the very best sense.’
    • ‘Vocal tracks fare better, presenting skittish avant pop with goofy arrangements and nonsense lyrics.’
    • ‘Along the way each team will run into wacky slapstick, encounter goofy characters, and bop to some very '80s rock and roll.’
    • ‘The ‘just thinking about a joke I heard’ excuse only works so many times to explain away the weird goofy smile on your face.’
    zany, madcap, offbeat, quirky, outlandish, eccentric, idiosyncratic, surreal, ridiculous, nonsensical, crazy, absurd, insane, far out, fantastic, bizarre, peculiar, weird, odd, strange, cranky, freakish
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  • 2(in surfing and other board sports) with the right leg in front of the left on the board.

    • ‘The goofy footer looked completely at ease and together with fellow countrymen Mick Lowe and Parkinson, was one of only three from the top 10 to survive the day.’
    • ‘Hawaiian goofy footer Fred Patacchia said that if the surf is good, all the trialists have a chance to win.’
    • ‘Neither found any great waves or big scores, but ‘Parko’ managed to maintain a slender lead over his goofy foot opponent.’
    • ‘The goofy footer belted the right-handers on his backhand, collecting two eight plus scores.’
    • ‘This weekend the world will finally find out whether goofy footed or regular footed skateboarders reign supreme.’

Pronunciation

goofy

/ˈɡufi//ˈɡo͞ofē/