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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fathead, goof, goofball, bozo, jackass, goose, cuckoo, twat, zanynoun

    a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

  2. clown, buffoon, goof, goofball, merry andrewnoun

    a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior


  1. goofballnoun

    A foolish or silly person.

    If that goofball would put half the effort into her studies as she does into her juggling, she might do very well.

  2. goofballnoun

    A pill or tablet containing a pharmaceutical which has hypnotic or intoxicating effects, especially a barbiturate.

  3. goofballadjective


    He announced, with his usual goofball humor, that he'd like to marry me!

  4. Etymology: From goof + ball


  1. goofball

    A goofball is a term used to describe someone who is often silly, playful, humorous, or eccentric in behavior. They may seem odd or quirky to others due to their unconventional actions or attitudes. It is a colloquial term and is not considered offensive; it is often used affectionately to refer to someone who is light-hearted and does not take themselves too seriously. This term can also refer to someone who makes silly mistakes or blunders.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of goofball in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of goofball in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of goofball in a Sentence

  1. Mila Kunis:

    He’s so professional. He’s the funniest guy, i mean, such a goofball.

  2. Alex Drummond:

    I look better but I feel so much better and that's what really counts. I'm still a goofball I just have a lot more energy. Be afraid!

  3. William Krenn:

    I was just so shocked. I was driving my car and I had to pull over because I was full of goosebumps and I was shaking, i just could not believe that this goofball, light-hearted kid that I went to training with did something so evil.

  4. Neil McArthur:

    I worry that with every one of these stories, the person gets held out as a weirdo and is in the news for a day as the latest goofball, but it's actually the next step in what's already happening.

  5. Meg Alexander:

    Brett went into the water and all of a sudden my friend Kelsey says, ‘Why is Brett doing that? Why is he floating like that?’ i was like, ‘I don’t know, he’s a goofball’ and she went to check on him.

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    long and thin and often limp
    • A. sesquipedalian
    • B. irascible
    • C. inexpiable
    • D. lank

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