goober

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Via Gullah from Kongo nguba ‎(peanut).

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goober ‎(plural goobers)

  1. (Southern US) A peanut.
  2. (slang) A foolish, simple, or amusingly silly person.
    • 2012 August 5, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “I Love Lisa” (season 4, episode 15; originally aired 02/11/1993)”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1]:
      For Ralph, any encouragement is too much. When Lisa gives Ralph a valentine bearing that locomotive pun that so affected The Simpsons’ showrunner, Ralph misinterprets the gesture as a genuine display of romantic interest rather than a gesture of pity from a thoughtful young geek to a friendless goober.

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