Gaffe vs Goofy - What's the difference?

gaffe | goofy |

As a noun gaffe

is coffee.

As a proper noun goofy is

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



Alternative forms

* gaff


(en noun)
  • A foolish and embarrassing error, especially one made in public.
  • Synonyms

    * blooper, blunder, boo-boo, bozo eruption, defect, error, fault, faux pas, fluff, lapse, mistake, slip, stumble, thinko * See also

    See also

    * malapropism * Freudian slip * Bushism ----



    Etymology 1


  • 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


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

    * (snowboarding) regular

    Coordinate terms

    * (snowboarding) switch