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Definition of "goof" []

  • An incompetent, foolish, or stupid person. (noun)
  • A careless mistake; a slip. (noun)
  • To make a silly mistake; blunder: goofed up by turning right instead of left. (verb-intransitive)
  • To waste or kill time: goofed around at the mall. (verb-intransitive)
  • To tease or make fun of someone: goofed on her younger brother. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "goof" in a sentence
  • "Should help promote the benefits of martial arts, though. (permanent screengrab of the goof is here, for when they finally fix the error)"
  • "NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday demanded the resignation of Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath for what it called a goof-up in the advertisement issued by her Ministry."
  • "Is it just me or is Terry McAuliffe the biggest spin goof doctor in political history!"