- oaf: see elf
- oaf (n.)
- 1620s, auf, oph (modern form from 1630s), "a changeling; a foolish child left by the fairies" [Johnson], from a Scandinavian source such as Norwegian alfr "silly person," in Old Norse "elf" (see elf). Hence, "a misbegotten, deformed idiot." Until recently, some dictionaries still gave the plural as oaves.
- 1. Why give publicity to this self-indulgent, adolescent oaf?
- 2. Leave the lady alone, you drunken oaf.
- 3. Mind that cup, you clumsy oaf!
- 4. How much gold are we talking about here , oaf?
- 5. You clumsy oaf that's the second glass you've broken today!
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