doof

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From dufus, or alternatively from Scots, which uses the word with the same meaning. Scots "doof" is derived from Low Saxon "doof" ("deaf").

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /duːf/

Noun[edit]

doof ‎(plural doofs)

  1. (US, slang) A simpleton.

Etymology 2[edit]

Onomatopoeic, from the sound of a bass drum.

Pronunciation[edit]

(Australia) IPA(key): /dʊf/

Noun[edit]

doof ‎(plural doofs)

  1. (Australia, slang) A type of music with pronounced bass typically associated with the modified car scene; doof-doof.
  2. (Australia) An outdoor dance party, held in bushland in a remote area or on the outskirts of a city.
    • 2004, Graham St John (editor), Rave Culture and Religion, page 138,
      Dynamics of play and creativity are a prominent catalyst of social relations at both doofs and raves.
    • 2006, Christopher Hugh Partridge, The Re-Enchantment of the West: Alternative Spiritualities, Sacralization, Popular Culture and Occulture, Volume 2, page 110,
      Similar themes emerged in the ‘doofs’ of Australian rave culture.
    • 2007, Australian National University Dept of Pacific and Southeast Asian History, Aboriginal History, Volume 31, page 76,
      The bush doof is a unique product of post-rave culture and is particularly suited to the expansive Australian landscape.
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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *dōf, from Proto-Germanic *daubaz.

Adjective[edit]

doof ‎(comparative dover, superlative doofst)

  1. Deaf.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of doof
uninflected doof
inflected dove
comparative dover
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial doof dover het doofst
het doofste
indefinite m./f. sing. dove dovere doofste
n. sing. doof dover doofste
plural dove dovere doofste
definite dove dovere doofste
partitive doofs dovers

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Verb[edit]

doof

  1. first-person singular present indicative of doven
  2. imperative of doven

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Low German doof ‎(deaf), from Middle Low German dôf. Cognate to Upper German taub.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Inflected forms: IPA(key): /doːv-/ (predominantly)
  • Inflected forms: IPA(key): /doːf-/ (some speakers in southern Germany and Austria)

Adjective[edit]

doof ‎(comparative doofer or dööfer, superlative am doofsten or am dööfsten)

  1. (informal) stupid, dumb.
  2. (informal) boring, annoying

Usage notes[edit]

  • Low German regularly changes its final obstruent f to v (IPA: [v]) when a vowel follows: en doof Mann → enen doven Mann. This sound-change is usually kept in standard German pronunciation, although the forms are always spelt with f. (For more words in which written f may be pronounced [v] compare Elfer, Fünfer, and schief.)
  • The alternative comparation forms dööfer, am dööfsten are not officially standard and are sometimes frowned upon. They are quite common in colloquial speech, however.

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External links[edit]

  • doof in Duden online

German Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with English deaf. The second meaning stems from the old misconception that dumb or deaf people were mentally disabled. German doof is taken from this word.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

doof ‎(comparative döver, superlative döövst)

  1. deaf
  2. dumb (not clever)

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Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian dāf, from Proto-Germanic *daubaz. More at deaf.

Adjective[edit]

doof

  1. deaf