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English noun: goof

1. goof (person) a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

Synonymsbozo, cuckoo, fathead, goofball, goose, jackass, twat, zany

Broader (hypernym)fool, muggins, sap, saphead, tomfool

2. goof (person) a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

Synonymsbuffoon, clown, goofball, merry andrew

Broader (hypernym)comedian, comic

Narrower (hyponym)fool, harlequin, jester, motley fool, whiteface, zany

Instance hyponymEmmett Kelly, Kelly, Weary Willie

English verb: goof

1. goof (social) commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake

SamplesI blundered during the job interview.

Synonymsblunder, boob, drop the ball, sin

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)breach, break, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate

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