adverb see oaf

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • oafishly — See oafish. * * * …   Universalium

  • oafishly — adverb in an oafish manner …   Wiktionary

  • oafishly — əʊfɪʃlɪ adv. stupidly, foolishly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oafishly — oaf·ish·ly …   English syllables

  • oafishly — See: oafish …   English dictionary

  • oafishly — adverb see oafish …   Useful english dictionary

  • oaf — noun (plural oafs) Etymology: alteration of auf, alfe goblin s child, probably from Middle English alven, elven elf, fairy, from Old English elfen nymphs; akin to Old English ælf elf more at elf Date: 1625 1. a stupid person ; boob 2. a big… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oaf — oafish, adj. oafishly, adv. oafishness, n. /ohf/, n. 1. a clumsy, stupid person; lout. 2. a simpleton; dunce; blockhead. 3. Archaic. a. a deformed or mentally deficient child. b. a …   Universalium

  • oafish — (adj.) 1610s, from OAF (Cf. oaf) + ISH (Cf. ish). Related: Oafishly; oafishness …   Etymology dictionary

  • oaf — noun a stupid, boorish, or clumsy man. Derivatives oafish adjective oafishly adverb oafishness noun Origin C17 (orig. in the sense elf s child , later idiot child ): var. of obs. auf, from ON álfr elf …   English new terms dictionary

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