Goofball vs Roofball - What's the difference?

goofball | roofball |


As nouns the difference between goofball and roofball

is that goofball is (informal|derogatory) a foolish or silly person while roofball is a game in which players attempt to keep a ball in play by alternately bouncing it off a sloping roof.

As an adjective goofball

is silly.

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

    roofball

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • A game in which players attempt to keep a ball in play by alternately bouncing it off a sloping roof.