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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From auf, Old Norse álfr (“elf”) ( > Norwegian bokmål alv). Akin to German Alb (“incubus”).
(clumsy or idiotic person): dummy, galoot, imbecile, lout, moron, fool
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!
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