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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang An incompetent, foolish, or stupid person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person with poor judgment and taste

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a person who is stupid or inept; -- used contemptuously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a stupid incompetent person

Etymologies

Perhaps blend of doof, fool (from Scots) and goofus, fool (from goof).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German doof ("stupid"); related to dolt. (Wiktionary)

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