goof
goof goof v. i. to commit a faux pas or fault.

Syn: sin, commit an offence, blunder, boob. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • goof — goof·i·ly; goof·i·ness; goof; …   English syllables

  • goof — n. a stupid fool. [Colloq.] Syn: fathead, jackass, goose, cuckoo, zany. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goof — 1916, Amer.Eng., stupid person, perhaps a variant of English dialect goff foolish clown (1869), from 16c. goffe, probably from M.Fr. goffe awkward, stupid, of uncertain origin. Or English goffe may be from M.E. goffen speak in a frivolous manner …   Etymology dictionary

  • goof — ☆ goof [go͞of ] Informal n. [prob. < dial. goff < Fr goffe, stupid < It goffo] 1. a stupid, silly, or credulous person 2. a mistake; blunder vi. 1. to make a mistake; blunder, fail, etc.: often with up 2. to waste time, shirk one s… …   English World dictionary

  • goof — [v] mistake blow it, blunder, botch*, bungle, err, flub*, foul up, get wrong, louse up, make a boner*, mess up, miscalculate, mix up, screw up*, slip, snarl; concepts 101,230,410 …   New thesaurus

  • goof — informal, chiefly N. Amer. ► NOUN 1) a mistake. 2) a foolish or stupid person. ► VERB 1) fool around. 2) make a mistake. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • goof — I UK [ɡuːf] / US [ɡuf] noun [countable] Word forms goof : singular goof plural goofs mainly American informal 1) a silly or stupid mistake 2) a silly or stupid person II UK [ɡuːf] / US [ɡuf] verb [intransitive] Word forms goof : present tense… …   English dictionary

  • goof — goof1 [ guf ] noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL 1. ) a GOOFBALL 2. ) a silly or stupid mistake goof goof 2 [ guf ] verb intransitive AMERICAN goof or goof up to make a stupid mistake ,goof a round phrasal verb intransitive AMERICAN INFORMAL to spend… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Goof — A goof in film making is an error made during film production which finds its way into the final released picture. Depending upon the film and the actual scene, the goof may have different effects: a loss in realism, an annoyance, or it could… …   Wikipedia

  • goof — [[t]gu͟ːf[/t]] goofs, goofing, goofed 1) VERB If you goof or goof up, you make a silly mistake. [INFORMAL] We goofed last week at the end of our interview with singer Annie Ross. [Also V adv] N COUNT Goof is also a noun. But was it, in fact, a… …   English dictionary

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