Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun goof

2 senses of goof

Sense 1
fathead, goof, goofball, bozo, jackass, goose, cuckoo, twat, zany -- (a man who is a stupid incompetent fool)
       => fool, sap, saphead, muggins, tomfool -- (a person who lacks good judgment)

Sense 2
clown, buffoon, goof, goofball, merry andrew -- (a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior)
       => comedian, comic -- (a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb goof

1 sense of goof

Sense 1
drop the ball, sin, blunder, boob, goof -- (commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; "I blundered during the job interview")
       => transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break -- (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise")

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