Synonyms of goof in English:

goof


See definition of goof

noun

1‘he acts like such a goof’

SYNONYMS
fool, ass, idiot, halfwit, nincompoop, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod
informal dope, ninny, chump, dimwit, nitwit, goon, dumbo, dum-dum, dumb-bell, loon, twerp, jackass, bonehead, fathead, numbskull, blockhead, dunderhead, chucklehead, knucklehead, muttonhead, pudding-head, thickhead, wooden-head, airhead, pinhead, lamebrain, pea-brain, birdbrain, zombie, jerk, nerd, dipstick, donkey, noodle
British informal nit, twit, numpty, clot, plonker, berk, prat, pillock, wally, git, wazzock, divvy, nerk, twonk, charlie, mug, muppet
Scottish informal nyaff, balloon, sumph, gowk
Irish informal gobdaw
North American informal schmuck, bozo, boob, lamer, turkey, schlepper, chowderhead, dumbhead, dummy, goofball, goofus, galoot, dork, lummox, klutz, putz, schlemiel, sap, gink, cluck, clunk, ding-dong, dingbat, wiener, weeny, dip, simp, spud, coot, palooka, poop, squarehead, yo-yo, dingleberry
US informal wing nut
Australian, New Zealand informal drongo, dill, alec, galah, nong, bogan, poon, boofhead
South African informal mompara
British vulgar slang knobhead
North American vulgar slang asshat
archaic tomfool, noddy, clodpole, loggerhead, spoony, mooncalf

verb

1‘they started goofing around in front of the cameras’

SYNONYMS
mess about, mess around, fool around, clown, act up, play the fool

2‘I think I goofed on the question about the gold standard’

SYNONYMS
blunder, err, mess up, fluff, slip up, make a mistake
flub

Phrases

    goof off

    ‘I didn't want Lester to think I was just goofing off’


    SYNONYMS

    avoid work, evade one's duty, shirk, skulk, idle

    play truant, truant

    North American

    cut

    British informal

    skive, bunk off, swing the lead, wag, scrimshank, dodge the column

    Irish informal

    mitch off

    North American informal

    goldbrick, play hooky

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    play the wag