Goofy vs Doofus - What's the difference?
As a proper noun goofy
is a character: a slow-witted anthropomorphic dog with a goofy laugh.
As a noun doofus is
(slang) a person with poor judgment and taste.
, date=December 29
, author=Paul Doyle
, title=Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle
, work=The Guardian
, passage=Glorious attacking and goofy defending: here was a match that encapsulated the madcap appeal of this season's Premier League.}}
From the way the Disney character was first depicted surfing, with right foot forward.
[ BBC Sport, ]
"Sochi 2014: A jargon-busting guide to the halfpipe", 11 February 2014
(snowboarding) riding with right foot forward.
* (snowboarding) regular
* (snowboarding) switch
(slang) A person with poor judgment and taste
- Stocks Genius or Dot-Com Doofus? – Wired News
- Danny is such a doofus!
* (person with poor judgement and taste ): boob, dolt, blockhead, lowbrow, oaf