Definition of Goof-off

1. Noun. An idle worthless person.




Definition of Goof-off

1. Noun. (American English) An idle or work-shy person; a shirker ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Goof-off

goody bag
goody bags
goody goodies
goody goody
goody gumdrops
goody two shoes
goodyears
goodygoodies
goodygoody
goodyship
gooed
gooey
gooeyness
gooeynesses
goof
goof-off (current term)
goof-proof
goof-up
goof-ups
goof around
goof off
goof up
goofball
goofed
goofer
goofer dust
goofers
goofery
goofier

Literary usage of Goof-off

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1. El Salvador at War: An Oral History of Conflict from the 1979 Insurrection edited by Max G. Manwaring, Court Prisk (1995)
"Not that I am a bum or a goof-off, but we all need somebody jabbing us with a sharp stick from time to time just to keep us on our toes and keep us ..."

2. Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups by Harvey Daniels (2002)
""He didn't goof off. It was great." Tony is happy with his performance, too. He comments sagely, "Well, we did argue a little bit over some words. ..."

3. Teaching the Best Practice Way: Methods That Matter, K-12 by Harvey Daniels, Marilyn Bizar (2005)
""He didn't goof off. It was great." Tony is happy with his performance, too. He comments sagely, "Well, we did argue a little bit over some words. ..."

4. Content Area Reading: A Heuristic Approach by Anthony V. Manzo, Ula Casale Manzo (1990)
"Group work is not an excuse to goof off! Time is all we have; we must use it well. 3. Responsibility: All your life you will have to work with others. ..."

5. Silicon Destiny: The Story of Application Specific Integrated Circuits and by Rob Walker, Nancy Tersini (1992)
"BILL O'MEARA On our going-public day, I had to meet with four or five customers so I wasn't able to goof off like Rob, but I stepped out of the meetings ..."

6. Telecommuting: The Ride of the Future edited by Pamela Martin (1992)
"( ) I believe the incentive to "goof off" while telecommuting would be too strong. ( ) I don't want to have to defend the decision that some of my ..."

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