Goofy vs Funny - What's the difference?

goofy | funny |


As a proper noun goofy

is a character: a slow-witted anthropomorphic dog with a goofy laugh.

As an adjective funny is

amusing; humorous; comical.

As a noun funny is

(humorous) a joke or funny can be (british) a narrow boat for sculling.

goofy

English

Etymology 1

Adjective

(er)
  • silly, quirky
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=December 29 , author=Paul Doyle , title=Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=Glorious attacking and goofy defending: here was a match that encapsulated the madcap appeal of this season's Premier League.}}

    Derived terms

    * goofily * goofiness

    Etymology 2

    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

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (snowboarding) riding with right foot forward.
  • Antonyms

    * (snowboarding) regular

    Coordinate terms

    * (snowboarding) switch

    References

    funny

    English

    Etymology 1

    From .

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Amusing; humorous; comical.
  • When I went to the circus, I only found the clowns funny .
  • Strange or unusual, often implying unpleasant.
  • The milk smelt funny so I poured it away.
    I've got a funny feeling that this isn't going to work.
    Synonyms
    * See also * See also
    Derived terms

    Noun

    (funnies)
  • (humorous) A joke.
  • * 2014 , Brian Conaghan, When Mr. Dog Bites (page 54)
  • Everyone would be sitting on big fluffy white clouds singing songs, telling funnies and just enjoying the day.
  • (humorous) A comic strip.
  • * 2009 , R. P. Moffa, The Vaulted Sky (page 343)
  • His father was more likely to listen to the radio, although he would read the Sunday funnies , and his grandmother would only read the Italian language paper she picked up at the corner candy store.

    Etymology 2

    Perhaps a jocular use of (term). See above.

    Noun

    (funnies)
  • (British) A narrow boat for sculling.