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Webster

English Word:

oaf


English Pronunciation:

oaf


Noun:


⇨Etymology

See Auf.


⇨Definition

Originally, an elf's child; a changeling left by fairies or goblins; hence, a deformed or foolish child; a simpleton; an idiot.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From auf, Old Norse álfr (“elf”) ( > Norwegian bokmål alv). Akin to German Alb (“incubus”).


Synonyms:

(clumsy or idiotic person): dummy, galoot, imbecile, lout, moron, fool


Noun:

oaf (plural oafs) (obsolete) An elf's child; a changeling left by fairies or goblins, hence, a deformed or foolish child. (pejorative) A person, especially a large male, who is clumsy or a simpleton; an idiot. Ouch! You dropped that box on my feet, you lumbering oaf!


Anagrams:

fao, FAO of a


Reference:

oaf

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Similar Words:

Other words similar to oaf can be found below:

1.oaf
2.oafish
3.oafishly
4.oafishness
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