Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An incompetent, foolish, or stupid person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • noun slang A person with poor judgment and taste

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

  • noun a stupid incompetent person

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps blend of doof, fool (from Scots) and goofus, fool (from goof).]

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From German doof ("stupid"); related to dolt.

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