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noun as in person who is clumsy, stupid

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He’s clearly a dim bulb, there’s very little going on upstairs, and he’s something of an oaf.

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The big oaf is a couch potato, not a leader for the blind, or for the seeing.

Shakespeare refers to elves as ouphes, which is the same word as oaf and was formerly spelt aulf.

Gerda was out there still, with her brother and the oaf—whose name, Forrester had discovered, was Alvin Sherdlap.

Strange to say, the oaf seemed to be shedding tears and the quick sympathy went out from Emily's bosom, in spite of the past.

Then the oaf rose and looked down upon his work, with a childish pleasure.

The oaf began muttering in a low, indistinct murmur, like one soothing a child.


On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to oaf, such as: blunderer, chump, clod, clown, dolt, and dunce.

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