goofy

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goof +‎ -y

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goofy ‎(comparative goofier, superlative goofiest)

  1. silly, quirky
    • 2012 December 29, Paul Doyle, “Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Glorious attacking and goofy defending: here was a match that encapsulated the madcap appeal of this season's Premier League.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the way the Disney character Goofy was first depicted surfing, with right foot forward.[1]

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goofy ‎(not comparable)

  1. (snowboarding) riding with right foot forward.
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  1. ^ BBC Sport, "Sochi 2014: A jargon-busting guide to the halfpipe", 11 February 2014