Definitions

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

  • adj. Informal Silly; ridiculous: a goofy hat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. silly, quirky
  • adj. riding with right foot forward.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. foolish and silly, or appearing silly.

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

  • n. a cartoon character created by Walt Disney
  • adj. ludicrous, foolish

Etymologies

goof +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • They never met, the singer and the swinger
    She walked in, they walked around each other
    Fighting for the mirror and smiling
    She was awkward
    I was tongue-tied
    She was goofy.

    (Perfection as a hipster, by God Help the Girl)

    January 5, 2010

  • I've also heard goofy-foot for a left-footer.

    August 29, 2008

  • Also an adverb, as in "to mouse goofy", which is where a right-handed person mouses with her left hand (but not necessarily switching the buttons, so a left-click is still a left-click).

    August 28, 2008

  • Aaah huulk! One of the funniest cartoon sequences I can ever remember seeing is Mickey, Goofy and the whole gang playing a baseball game. If I remember it correctly, Goofy gets a base hit and while running the bases, each somehow sticks to his foot. Meanwhile the ball has become unraveled and the fielder (Donald Duck?) is chasing him with a huge mess of string. It all culminates at home plate, but I was laughing so hard I can't remember whether he was safe or out!

    September 14, 2007