oaf, n. 1. dunce, dolt, dullard, blockhead, dunderhead, dunderpate, clodpate, loggerhead, thickhead, fathead, numskull, bonehead, Inf. knucklehead, Inf. deadhead, SI. lunkhead, SI. meathead, SI. meatball, SI. lardhead, SI. dummkopf, SI. stupidhead, SI. zombie. See dullard.
2. simpleton, Simple Simon, ninny, nincompoop, ninnyhammer, fool, tomfool, nitwit, chucklehead, saphead, ass, donkey, Inf. coot, Inf. chump, Inf. jay, SI. yo-yo, SI. goon, SI. flake, SI. ding-a-ling, SI. bird-brain; All SI. boob, booby, noodle, nudnik, jerk, schmuck.
3. lout, clod, clodhopper, clodpoll, looby, gawk, ox, bull in a china shop, lubber, Inf. lummox, Inf. goop, Inf. duffer, SI. clunker, SI. lug, SI. palooka, SI. galoot, SI. schlepp, SI. schlemiel, Brit. SI. joskin; bumbler, fumbler, boggier, bungler, botcher, blunderer, Inf. butterfingers, Inf. duffer, SI. klutz, SI. stumblebum; churl, boor, yokel, bumpkin, hawbuck, Dial, lumpkin, Often Disparaging, hillbilly, Disparaging, bogtrotter, Inf. chawbacon, SI. hick, SI. rube, SI. hayseed, SI. hoosier.
4. deformed child, freak, monster; slow learner, special or exceptional child or student, retardate, moron, imbecile, idiot, half-wit, SI. dimwit, SI. retard, SI. retread.
5. changeling, waif, orphan, foster child, stray, oar, n. 1. paddle, scull, lever; steerer, Both Naut.
2. rower, paddler, See oarsman.
-v. 3. row, paddle, scull, canoe, kayak, ply the oars; propel, drive, move forward; pole, Chiefly Brit. punt, push. oarsman, n. rower, paddler, sculler, bencher, oar; canoeist, kayakist, crewman, gondolier; boatman, boater, sailor, oasis, n. 1. watering hole, springs, green spot, fertile patch.
2. haven, refuge, sanctuary, retreat, resort, asylum, sanctum.
oat, 1. grain, cereal.
2. oats, feed, fodder, scratch, silage, meal, millet, oath, n. 1. promise, pledge, vow, avowal, guarantee, warrant, assurance; troth, word, word of honor, faith, Archaic, plight; statement, declaration, attestation, adjuration; averment, asseveration, pronouncement, avouchment, Inf. say-so, Latin, ipse dixit; affirmation, assertion, proclamation.
2. curse, swearword, Inf. cuss, Inf. cussword, expletive; four-letter word, dirty word, damn, Inf. no-no, naughty word; dirty name, name, epithet; obscenity, profanity.