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lout, clod, stumblebum, goon, oaf, lubber, lummox, lump, gawknoun
an awkward stupid person
A clumsy or awkward person.
An elf's child; a changeling left by fairies or goblins, hence, a deformed or foolish child.
A person, especially a large male, who is clumsy or a simpleton; an idiot.
Ouch! You dropped that box on my feet, you lumbering oaf!
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: it seems a corruption of ouph, a demon or fairy, in German alf, from which elf: and means properly the same with changeling; a foolish child left by malevolent ouphs or fairies, in the place of one more witty, which they steal away.
These, when a child haps to be got,
Which after proves an idiot,
When folk perceives it thriveth not,
The fault therein to smother:
Some silly doating brainless calf,
That understands things by the half,
Says that the fairy left this oaf,
And took away the other. Michael Drayton, Nymphid.
originally, an elf's child; a changeling left by fairies or goblins; hence, a deformed or foolish child; a simpleton; an idiot
Etymology: [See Auf.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ōf, n. a foolish or deformed child left by the fairies in place of another: a dolt, an idiot.—adj. Oaf′ish, idiotic, doltish. [Elf.]
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The numerical value of oaf in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of oaf in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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