goofball
noun Date: 1950 1. slang a barbiturate sleeping pill 2. a goofy person

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • goofball — narcotic, 1938, from GOOF (Cf. goof) + BALL (Cf. ball) (1); as an intensive of goof (n.), it dates from 1959 …   Etymology dictionary

  • goofball — ☆ goofball [go͞of′bôl΄ ] n. [ GOOF + BALL1] Slang 1. a pill containing a barbiturate or, sometimes, a stimulant drug, tranquilizer, etc., esp. when used nonmedicinally: also goof ball 2. GOOF (n. 1) adj. GOOFY …   English World dictionary

  • goofball — 1. noun a) 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. b) A pill or tablet containing a pharmaceutical which has hypnotic …   Wiktionary

  • goofball — UK [ˈɡuːfˌbɔːl] / US [ˈɡufˌbɔl] noun [countable] Word forms goofball : singular goofball plural goofballs mainly American informal a silly or stupid person …   English dictionary

  • goofball — n. foolish or silly person who wastes time. You re such a goofball. You ll never amount to anything …   English slang

  • goofball — /goohf bawl /, n. Slang. 1. an extremely incompetent, eccentric, or silly person. 2. a pill containing a barbiturate or a tranquilizing drug. [1935 40; GOOF + BALL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • goofball — Synonyms and related words: Amytal, Amytal pill, Demerol, Dolophine, H, Luminal, Luminal pill, M, Mickey Finn, Nembutal, Nembutal pill, Seconal, Seconal pill, Tuinal, Tuinal pill, alcohol, amobarbital sodium, analgesic, anodyne, barb, barbiturate …   Moby Thesaurus

  • goofball — goof|ball [ˈgu:fbo:l US bo:l] n AmE someone who is silly or stupid …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • goofball — goof|ball [ guf,bɔl ] noun count INFORMAL a silly or stupid person …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • goofball — n American 1. a slow witted and/or clumsy person. A mildly derogatory term derived from goof and goofy. 2. an illicit drug, typically a tranquilliser or barbiturate which renders the user slow or inert …   Contemporary slang

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