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goof around

goof around

Date: Feb 22 2001


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“We goof around with each other. We do little things to each other on stage that a lot of people say, oh, that’s funny.”


1. Definition - Study the definition.

to act silly, to act in a playful manner, or to do something unimportant

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Anyone can goof around, but young people usually do it more often. If you’re hanging out with your friends, making jokes, and being silly – you’re goofing around. Goofing around is fun, but if you do it in class or at work, your teacher or boss might get mad.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

””Joe and I were goofing around in class, and Mrs. Johnson got really mad at us. She made us sit in the corner.” “My sister and I always goof around at the dinner table, but our parents don’t really appreciate our humor.” “I try not to goof around when I’m at work, because I’m usually very busy. I just don’t have time for fun.”“

””Erik and I had so much fun in Seattle yesterday. We just goofed around all day!”“


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Idle, loaf, mess around, behave like a fool or a child.
by Lena (Kiev, Ukraine)
I think “Goof around” means play dummy, joke. When he says they “goof around with each other”, they mean that they play with each other, in a funny way, in a clumsy way.
by Marcia Oliveira (Cianorte-PR, Brazil)
In this case for Chris, “goof around” is something that you make trying to make fun of the people and of course having fun of himself, too…
by Adriana (Paola, Colombia)
I think goof around means that to make fun of your self and act silly in front of others to make others laugh.
by Dannah
‘Goof around’ means snooze time away, i.e. do nothing a while or idle. Someone can goof around cause there’s nothing to do and plenty of time to kill or he has no idea or will to make himself busy with something.
by Anna (Russia)
I think this word means fooling around, doing something fun or sily and being a slacker. You can goof around with your friends but not your boss.
by Isak (China)
Well, since goof means stupid person or make a stupid mistakes, I think goof around here means that they make people laughin by doin such stupid, foolish and nonsensical behaviors. In general, ya can say that they do every thing no matter what people goin to say just to have fun.
by Shaaf (KSA)
I guess Chris is using “goof around” to say that thay act ‘hilarious’ or act ‘funny’ with eachother to create an atmosphere of comedy.
by Beenu (Delhi)
When people goof around, they do something stupid.
by Max

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