doofus
doofus doo"fus, n. a person who is stupid or inept; -- used contemptuously. [Also spelled {dufus}.] [Slang]

Syn: dingdong, ding-a-ling. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • doofus — student slang, dolt, idiot, nerd, by 1960s. Dictionary of American Slang says probably related to doo doo and goofus …   Etymology dictionary

  • doofus — ☆ doofus [do͞o′fəs ] n. [< ?] Slang a stupid, foolish, or inept person …   English World dictionary

  • doofus — UK [ˈduːfəs] / US [ˈdufəs] noun [countable] Word forms doofus : singular doofus plural doofuses mainly American informal a stupid person …   English dictionary

  • doofus — noun /ˈduːfəs/ A person with poor judgment and taste Stocks Genius or Dot Com Doofus? Wired News Syn: boob, dolt, blockhead, lowbrow, oaf …   Wiktionary

  • doofus — I n A stupid or foolish person. That doofus studied for the wrong exam and failed. 1960s II n A stupid or foolish person. Sunny Day is such a dufus; she thinks Minnesota is a soft drink. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • doofus — AND duffis [“dufas] n. a jerk; a nerd. □ Hank, you are acting like a doofus. Stop standing on your head. □ My roommate is a duffis and I’m tired of putting up with her …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • doofus — noun (plural doofuses) Etymology: perhaps alteration of 1goof Date: 1960 slang a stupid, incompetent, or foolish person …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • doofus — /dooh feuhs/, n., pl. doofuses. Slang. a foolish or inept person. Also dufus. [1960 65, Amer.; prob. alter. of earlier goofus in same sense; cf. GOOF] * * * …   Universalium

  • Doofus — stupid, dull headed person; a fool; a gumby (originally US slang (1960s); 18th C. Scottish had the word doof stupid fellow , but this sense is now restricted to Orkney (where it is now duff ) and Aberdeen (where it is now dowf )) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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