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Definition of "goofball" []

  • A foolish, incompetent, or stupid person. (noun)
  • A barbiturate or tranquilizer pill, especially when taken for nonmedical purposes. (noun)
  • Silly or outlandish: "Underneath his goofball braggadocio lies a kind of purity” ( David Ansen). (adjective)

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 "goofball" in a sentence
  • "Now THIS goofball is escalating this Insane war in Afghanistan, which will further drain resources that we don't have."
  • "Thank God the only way this goofball is going to the White House is with a tour ticket."
  • "Economist, former assistant Treasury Secretary in the Reagan administration and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page; yesterday called the goofball the president in case anyone has any doubt an “insane war criminal” in an article on because the nincompoop seems intent on war with Iran."
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