Antonyms for oaf


Grammar : Noun
Spell : ohf
Phonetic Transcription : oʊf


Definition of oaf

Origin :
  • 1620s, auf, oph (modern form from 1630s), "a changeling; a foolish child left by the fairies" [Johnson], from a Scandinavian source, cf. Norwegian alfr "silly person," in Old Norse, "elf" (see elf). Hence, "a misbegotten, deformed idiot." Until recently, some dictionaries still gave the plural as oaves.
  • noun person who is clumsy, stupid
Example sentences :
  • With Bill Forrester dead, then, had she turned to the oaf for comfort?
  • Extract from : « Pagan Passions » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The oaf shambled along, his arm no longer around Gerda's waist.
  • Extract from : « Pagan Passions » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Viewed objectively, there was nothing wrong with what the oaf was doing.
  • Extract from : « Pagan Passions » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He and Joe were well matched and with the oaf as an ally really he had all the best of it.
  • Extract from : « Mercenary » by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • For a double second he had the oaf alone on his hands and that was sufficient.
  • Extract from : « Mercenary » by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • If he knew how to play his cards—but there, the oaf will put his grate foot in it.
  • Extract from : « A Daughter of Raasay » by William MacLeod Raine
  • What was she sent down here for but to catch you, you oaf, you fool, you!
  • Extract from : « Phoebe, Junior » by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • The note in Bell's Chaucer, connecting it with oaf, is wrong.
  • Extract from : « Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales » by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • There was little to be done in diplomacy with an oaf like that.
  • Extract from : « The Fighting Chance » by Robert W. Chambers
  • "It is the oaf I passed on the pier," cried Shagarach, interrupting Emily.
  • Extract from : « The Incendiary » by W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy

Synonyms for oaf

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