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- adj. characteristic of, or resembling an oaf; stupid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like an oaf; simple or clumsy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like an oaf; stupid; dull; doltish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance
I fear that Dubya will get his testosterone stirred up again and make some kind of oafish, I'm a tough-ass from Crawford remark, like his moronic "Bring it On" dalliance with idiocy.
We additionally encounter Launce, a singular of Shakspere's commencement oafish ridiculous characters.
I saw that from here on, he would become rather an oafish prop, so to speak, in the last act of something like that, without any great stature.
I've seen it a hundred times: an oafish fan shamed out of F-bombs by kids sitting with their parents.
But with the acclaimed actor hiding himself so well in each character — and with other roles so different from the Chance family's lovably oafish patriarch — he's actually pretty hard to pin down.
Which is why Obama's paean to Lawrence Summers on Stewart show rang so clangorously, as he praised the oafish Harvard professor for having performed a heckuva job, a phrase that one might have thought would have been permanently exiled from the presidential lexicon.
For Heffernan, it's an excellent return to form as the oafish jerk he perfected with Farva in "Super Troopers."
If you expect American men to be fat, lazy and oafish, then they will move to meet those standards as well.
But we can, and should, go back even further, to the fons et origo of this sort of thing: the coterie of literary wingnuts who have insisted that Shakespeare was simply too oafish, ill-educated and country-bred to write the plays attributed to him.
He has a ragtag, bumbling group of followers which include an oafish pigman, a faux wizard, and a pagan, nymphomaniac female warrior (steaming performance by India de Beaufort).