Definitions

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

  • n. A foolish, incompetent, or stupid person.
  • n. A barbiturate or tranquilizer pill, especially when taken for nonmedical purposes.
  • adj. Silly or outlandish: "Underneath his goofball braggadocio lies a kind of purity” ( David Ansen).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A foolish or silly person.
  • n. A pill or tablet containing a pharmaceutical which has hypnotic or intoxicating effects, especially a barbiturate.
  • adj. Silly.

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

  • n. a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
  • n. a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

Etymologies

From goof + ball (Wiktionary)

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