goofball

Definitions of goofball
  1. noun
    a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    synonyms: buffoon, clown, goof, merry andrew
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    examples:
    Emmett Kelly
    United States circus clown (1898-1979)
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    harlequin
    a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)
    fool, jester, motley fool
    a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages
    whiteface
    a clown whose face is covered with white make-up
    zany
    a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect
    type of:
    comedian, comic
    a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
  2. noun
    a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    synonyms: bozo, cuckoo, fathead, goof, goose, zany
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    type of:
    fool, muggins, sap, saphead, tomfool
    a person who lacks good judgment
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