goofball

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goofball

1. slang Someone prone to behaving in a silly manner. Jimmy's such a goofball—of course he's the class clown. Good luck getting these goofballs to calm down and listen to you!
2. slang Someone deemed stupid and silly. I wouldn't trust that goofball with such an important task.
3. slang A pill with a tranquilizing effect (often because it contains barbiturates), taken recreationally. Tad took a goofball last night and passed out, man.

goofball

1. and goofer n. a stupid person; a fool. You are such a silly goofball. What a clumsy goofer!
2. n. a barbiturate tablet. (Drugs.) How many goofballs did you take to get like this?
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I''m kind of a goofball and Zac is a goofball, so together it was just debauchery, she said.
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When she's not doing some wild stunt--and she insists on doing the stunts herself--she's being a goofball. And it's hilarious.
As ever there's a goofball, too - well, several actually - but the squirrel trying to plant his one and only acorn is certainly up there when it comes to top calamitous characters.
For every manifesto the group bangs out, there's a goofball moment like its Devo homage on the cover of last year's Are We Not Femme?
"People assume I have confidence and Hollywood glamour and all that stuff when actually, in my personal life, sometimes I'm just a goofball" - Catherine Zeta-Jones.