Goofy vs Barmy - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between goofy and barmy
is that goofy
is silly, quirky while barmy
is (rare) containing barm, ie froth from fermented yeast or barmy
can be (chiefly|british) dotty, goofy, wacko.
, 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
(rare) containing barm, i.e. froth from fermented yeast
- Barmy beer.
Probably an alteration of
(chiefly, British) odd, strange.
* 2013 , Russell Brand, Russell Brand and the GQ awards: 'It's amazing how absurd it seems''' (in ''The Guardian , 13 September 2013)[http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/sep/13/russell-brand-gq-awards-hugo-boss]
- I thanked John, said the "oracle award" sounds like a made-up prize you'd give a fat kid on sports day – I should know, I used to get them – then that it's barmy that Hugo Boss can trade under the same name they flogged uniforms to the Nazis under and the ludicrous necessity for an event such as this one to banish such a lurid piece of information from our collective consciousness.
* dotty, goofy, wacko
* in US English, balmy is usual for sense (2); elsewhere this is occasionally found but some authorities consider it erroneous, despite its probable etymology.