Definition of Goofing off

1. Noun. The evasion of work or duty.

Exact synonyms: Goldbricking, Shirking, Slacking, Soldiering
Generic synonyms: Dodging, Escape, Evasion
Derivative terms: Goldbrick, Shirk, Slack, Slack



Definition of Goofing off

1. Verb. (present participle of goof off) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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goofing off (current term)
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Literary usage of Goofing off

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1. Green Light!: Men of the 81st Troop Carrier Squadron Tell Their Story by Martin Wolfe (1989)
"The fact that his court-martial acquitted him when he returned suggests that inside IX Troop Carrier Command, at any rate, post-mission goofing-off by ..."

2. Day One and Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachersby Rick Wormeli by Rick Wormeli (2003)
"Matt was goofing off and you didn't say anything to him!" Anything we can do to help them accept their behavior is worth pursuing. ..."

3. Adventure Guide to New Zealand by Bette Flagler (2005)
"Opunake has a great crescent-shaped sandy beach that is perfect for goofing off, having a picnic or taking a swim. Keep this in mind - the weather here is ..."

4. Skill in Communication: A Vital Element in Effective Management by David D. Acker (1994)
"... they are "goofing off" and should be given additional assignments. —If he believes these staff members are self-motivated and good workers, the idleness ..."

5. Parents, Peers and Pot II: Parents in Action by Marsha Manatt (1996)
"... problem of "senior itis"—the sense of drift and uselessness that seniors used to have when they had few classes and spent most of the day "goofing off. ..."

6. Internet Indecency: Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and edited by John McCain (1998)
"Much like today's hearing is to discuss Internet pornography in our schools, the investigation confirmed my worst fears—dozens of Kids goofing off on ..."

7. Seaville: A Blue Water Adventure by Richard Miller (2004)
""Or have you been goofing off playing Scrabble with a dictionary." "Right on both, Mr Anderson. We've been deep in the dictionary to find a word with plenty ..."

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