Oaf meaning

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A person regarded as stupid or clumsy.
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A stupid person; specif., a stupid, clumsy fellow; lout.
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(pejorative) A person, especially a large male, who is clumsy or a simpleton; an idiot.

Ouch! You dropped that box on my feet, you lumbering oaf!

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Origin of oaf

  • Old Norse alfr elf, silly person albho- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From auf, Old Norse álfr (“elf") (> Norwegian bokmÃ¥l alv). Akin to German Alb (“incubus").

    From Wiktionary