- a pill containing a barbiturate or, sometimes, a stimulant drug, tranquilizer, etc., esp. when used nonmedicinallyalso goof ball
- goof (noun)
Origin of goofballgoof + ball
- Informal a. A playful, silly, or outlandish person.b. A foolish, incompetent, or stupid person.
- Slang A barbiturate or tranquilizer pill, especially when taken for nonmedical purposes.
Silly or outlandish: “Underneath his goofball braggadocio lies a kind of purity” ( David Ansen )
- He announced, with his usual goofball humor, that he'd like to marry me!