English dictionary



Hint: Question mark (?) is a wildcard. Question mark substitutes one character.

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









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk