What is another word for goof?

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[ ɡˈuːf], [ ɡˈuːf], [ ɡ_ˈuː_f]

Synonyms for Goof:

How to use "Goof" in context?

Originally, the term "goof" referred to a comic mishap. It is now used more generally to describe unintentional humorous behavior. In fact, the Oxford English Dictionary lists the first use of the word in print as appearing in an 1885 edition of the Saturday Evening Post.

There are many examples of goofs, but perhaps the most well-known is the Osgood Kelly goof. In 1924, cartoonist Osgood Kelly created a Poor Little Rich Boy stereotype character named Red Timony.

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