- n. 呆瓜
- vi. 打发时间；混；出大错
- vt. 弄糟
词源不详，可能来自英语方言goff, 小丑。或直接来自goo, 恶心的黏稠质流动声。
- goof (n.)
- 1916, "stupid person," American English, perhaps a variant of English dialect goff "foolish clown" (1869), from 16c. goffe, probably from Middle French goffe "awkward, stupid," which is of uncertain origin. Or English goffe may be from Middle English goffen "speak in a frivolous manner," which is possibly from Old English gegaf "buffoonery," and gaffetung "scolding." Sense of "a blunder" is c. 1954, probably influenced by gaffe. Also compare goofer, goopher which appears in representations of U.S. black dialect from 1887 in the sense of "a curse, spell," probably from an African word.
- goof (v.)
- 1922, "waste time;" 1941; "make a mistake," from goof (n.). Goof off is from 1941, originally World War II armed forces, "to make a mistake at drill;" by 1945 as "to loaf, waste time," also as a noun for one who does this. Related: Goofed; goofing.
- 1. They just goof around, roll around on the floor and fight.
- 2. But was it, in fact, a hideous goof?
- 3. You'd goof things up good.
- 4. You will never be good students so long as you goof around.
- 5. You'll get fired if you goof off too much at work.
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