Definition of


  1. (noun, person) an awkward stupid person

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Synonyms of Oaf

clod, gawk, goon, lout, lubber, lummox, lump, stumblebum

Alternate forms of Oaf

Hypernyms: clumsy person

Origin of the word Oaf

  1. 1610 (implied in oafish), also auf (1621), "a changeling; a foolish child left by the fairies" [Johnson], from a Scand. source, cf. Norw. alfr "silly person," in O.N., "elf" (see elf). Hence, "a misbegotten, deformed idiot." Until recently, some dictionaries still gave the plural as oaves. more

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Words that sound like Oaf

ob, obeah, obey, obi, oboe, off, ofo, opah, opepe, opv, ov

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