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Definition of OAF

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Oaf \Oaf\ ([=o]f), n. [See {Auf}.]
     1. Originally, an elf's child; a changeling left by fairies or goblins; hence, a deformed or foolish child; a simpleton; an idiot. [1913 Webster]

     2. A clumsy or awkward person.

     Syn: klutz, clod, lummox, stumblebum.
          [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Auf \Auf\ ([add]f), n. [OE. auph, aulf, fr. Icel. [=a]lfr elf. See {Elf}.] [Also spelt {oaf}, {ouphe}.] A changeling or elf child, -- that is, one left by fairies; a deformed or foolish child; a simpleton; an oaf. [Obs.]
     --Drayton.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

66 Moby Thesaurus words for "oaf":
     babe, baboon, beast, blockhead, blunderbuss, blunderer, blunderhead, boob, booby, boor, botcher, bruiser, brute, bull, bumbler, bumpkin, bungler, child, child of nature, chump, clod, clodhopper, clodknocker, clot, clown, dolt, dolthead, dove, dub, dupe, fathead, fumbler, galoot, gaum, gawk, gawky, gorilla, gowk, hayseed, hick, hulk, infant, ingenue, innocent, klutz, lamb, lobster, looby, lout, lubber, lug, lummox, lump, meathead, mere child, missing link, noble savage, ox, palooka, rube, simple soul, slob, slouch, slubberer, unsophisticate, yokel


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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