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Definition of oaf noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

oaf

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əʊf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//oʊf//
 
Stupid
 
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a stupid, unpleasant or awkward person, especially a man Mind that cup, you clumsy oaf! He stood there grinning like an oaf. See related entries: Stupid Word Origin early 17th cent.: variant of obsolete auf, from Old Norse álfr ‘elf’. The original meaning was ‘elf's child, changeling’, later ‘idiot child’ and ‘halfwit’, generalized in the current sense.
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