Oddball vs Goofball - What's the difference?

oddball | goofball |

Oddball is a see also of goofball.


As nouns the difference between oddball and goofball

is that oddball is an eccentric or unusual person while goofball is (informal|derogatory) a foolish or silly person.

As adjectives the difference between oddball and goofball

is that oddball is exotic, not mainstream, such as an oddball word or an oddball computer program while goofball is silly.

oddball

Noun

(en noun)
  • An eccentric or unusual person.
  • *
  • See also

    * weirdo * queer fish

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Exotic, not mainstream, such as an oddball word or an oddball computer program.
  • *
  • goofball

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (informal, derogatory) A foolish or silly person.
  • If that goofball would put half the effort into her studies as she does into her juggling, she might do very well.
  • (informal) A pill or tablet containing a pharmaceutical which has hypnotic or intoxicating effects, especially a barbiturate.
  • * 1953 April 27, " Capsules," Time :
  • Strong Cobb & Co. of Cleveland announced a new barbiturate which in overlarge doses will turn the stomachs of "goofball " addicts and would-be suicides.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Silly.
  • He announced, with his usual goofball humor, that he'd like to marry me!

    See also

    * oddball * screwball