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How to Pronounce oafs?

Correct pronunciation for the word "oafs" is [ˈə͡ʊfs], [ˈə‍ʊfs], [ˈəʊ_f_s].

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"Oafs" in context

Oafs are people (usually men) who are clumsy, ungainly and awkward in their movements and behaviour, often in a comic or light-hearted way. They may be seen as lovable and endearing but may also be seen as ungainly and annoying. Oafs have been around almost as long as people have been entertaining themselves by watching others. Examples of oafs can be found in Greek mythology such as the lame centaur Chiron and the huge, clumsy Cyclopes.

In literature, oafs were usually portrayed as being highly obtuse, yet good-hearted and sometimes even heroic characters.

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Usage over time for oafs:

This graph shows how "oafs" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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