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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From dufus, or alternatively from Scots, which uses the word with the same meaning. Scots "doof" is derived from Low Saxon "doof" ("deaf").

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /duːf/

NounEdit

doof (plural doofs)

  1. (US, slang) A simpleton.

Etymology 2Edit

Onomatopoeic, from the sound of a bass drum.

PronunciationEdit

(General Australian) IPA(key): /dʊf/

NounEdit

doof (plural doofs)

  1. (Australia, slang) A type of music with pronounced bass, typically associated with the modified car scene.
  2. (Australia) An outdoor dance party, held in bushland in a remote area or on the outskirts of a city.
    • 2004, Graham St John (editor), Rave Culture and Religion, page 138,
      Dynamics of play and creativity are a prominent catalyst of social relations at both doofs and raves.
    • 2006, Christopher Hugh Partridge, The Re-Enchantment of the West: Alternative Spiritualities, Sacralization, Popular Culture and Occulture, Volume 2, page 110,
      Similar themes emerged in the ‘doofs’ of Australian rave culture.
    • 2007, Australian National University Dept of Pacific and Southeast Asian History, Aboriginal History, Volume 31, page 76,
      The bush doof is a unique product of post-rave culture and is particularly suited to the expansive Australian landscape.
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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /doːf/
  • Rhymes: -oːf
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch dôof, from Old Dutch dōf, from Proto-Germanic *daubaz.

AdjectiveEdit

doof (comparative dover, superlative doofst)

  1. deaf
InflectionEdit
Inflection of doof
uninflected doof
inflected dove
comparative dover
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial doof dover het doofst
het doofste
indefinite m./f. sing. dove dovere doofste
n. sing. doof dover doofste
plural dove dovere doofste
definite dove dovere doofste
partitive doofs dovers
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

doof

  1. first-person singular present indicative of doven
  2. imperative of doven

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Low German doof (deaf), from Middle Low German dôf. Cognate to Upper German taub.

PronunciationEdit

  • Inflected forms: IPA(key): /doːv-/ (predominantly)
  • Inflected forms: IPA(key): /doːf-/ (some speakers in southern Germany and Austria)

AdjectiveEdit

doof (comparative doofer or döfer or dööfer, superlative am doofsten or am döfsten or am dööfsten)

  1. (informal) stupid, dumb.
  2. (informal) boring, annoying

Usage notesEdit

  • Low German regularly changes its final obstruent f to v or w (IPA: [v]) when a vowel follows: en doof Mann → enen doven Mann. This sound-change is usually kept in standard German pronunciation, although the forms are always spelt with f. (For more words in which written f may be pronounced [v] compare Elfer, Fünfer, and schief.)
  • The alternative comparation forms dööfer, am dööfsten are not officially standard and are sometimes frowned upon.

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • doof in Duden online

German Low GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • dow
  • dof (inflected dow-)
  • (inflected doow-)

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with English deaf. The second meaning stems from the old misconception that dumb or deaf people were mentally disabled. German doof is taken from this word.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

doof (comparative döver, superlative döövst)

  1. deaf
  2. dumb (not clever)

DeclensionEdit


Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch dōf, from Proto-Germanic *daubaz.

AdjectiveEdit

dôof

  1. deaf
  2. without feeling, harsh
  3. crazy, foolish
  4. useless
  5. dull, not shining
  6. dull, not giving sound
  7. dead, having died off, dry (of plants)

InflectionEdit

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Further readingEdit

  • doof”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • doof (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Saterland FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian dāf, from Proto-Germanic *daubaz. More at deaf.

AdjectiveEdit

doof

  1. deaf