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Definition 1: a man who is a stupid incompetent fool - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for goof in the sense of this definition

(goof is a kind of ...) a person who lacks good judgment

Definition 2: a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for goof in the sense of this definition

(goof is a kind of ...) a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

(... is a kind of goof ) a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)

(... is a kind of goof ) a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages

(... is a kind of goof ) a clown whose face is covered with white make-up

(... is a kind of goof ) a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect

(... is an instance of goof) United States circus clown (1898-1979)

Samples where goof or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I blundered during the job interview

Synonyms for goof in the sense of this definition

(goof is a kind of ...) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

"offend all laws of humanity" "violate the basic laws or human civilization" "break a law" "break a promise"

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