an eccentric person
a foolish or gauche person
a gadget, intriguing object, thingummy
All three senses are typically used on college campuses. The origin of the term is obscure. It is probably an invented word with a mock Latin suffix, although there is a possible connection with doofart, a Scandinavian word for 'fool'.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • dufus — see DOOFUS (Cf. doofus) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dufus — [do͞o′fəs] n. alt. sp. of DOOFUS …   English World dictionary

  • dufus — doofus doo fus, n. a person who is stupid or inept; used contemptuously. [Also spelled {dufus}.] [Slang] Syn: dingdong, ding a ling. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dufus — variant of doofus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dufus — /dooh feuhs/, n., pl. dufuses. doofus. * * * …   Universalium

  • dufus — noun A colloquial term for an inept or stupid person …   Wiktionary

  • dufus — n. (Slang) doofus, stupid person, incompetent and foolish person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dufus — noun variant spelling of doofus …   English new terms dictionary

  • dufus — du•fus [[t]ˈdu fəs[/t]] n. pl. fus•es. inf doofus …   From formal English to slang

  • dufus — variant of doofus herein …   Useful english dictionary

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