Goofed vs Gooed - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between goofed and gooed
is that goofed
) while gooed
(US) A mistake or error,
# (US, cinematography) An error made during production which finds its way into the final release.
(US) A foolish and/or silly person; a goofball.
- I made a goof in that last calculation.
A child molester.
- Your little brother is a total goof .
* (error) blooper, boo-boo, error, faux pas, fluff, gaffe, lapse, mistake, slip, stumble, thinko
* See also
(US) To make a mistake.
(US) To engage in mischief.
- It's my fault: I goofed.
- We were just goofing by painting the neighbors cat green.
* See also
(terms derived from goof)
* goof around
* goof off
* goof up
American English, known since 1903, probably from (1787), possibly an alteration of glue.
(uncountable, informal) Any semi-solid or liquid substance; especially one that is sticky, gummy or slippery; frequently of vague or unknown composition, or a bodily fluid.
Excessive, showy sentimentality
- ''I stepped in some goo and had a terrible time getting the sticky stuff off my shoes.
- ''When dad couldn't stand the goo anymore, he stopped Tommy's tearful goodbye from the Swedish au-pair Matts, firmly smacking the boys' pants and grumbling "Now stop the goo or I'll give each of you a reason to cry!"
* from goo to you by way of the zoo
To apply goo to something.
- ''They gooed their hair with some fragrant styling product.
An example of baby talk.
- ''The infant's goos and gahs were endearing.
To produce baby talk.
- ''The baby gooed while daddy made sappy faces at it.
* gaga, ga-ga