goof·y (gfē) Informal
adj. goof·i·er, goof·i·est
1. Silly; ridiculous: a goofy hat.
2. Having the right foot forward when riding a board such as a skateboard or snowboard: a goofy stance.
In a stance in which the right foot is forward: rode the snowboard goofy down the trail.
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