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 for oaf
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Oaf \Oaf\ ([=o]f), n. [See Auf.]
     1. Originally, an elf's child; a changeling left by fairies
        or goblins; hence, a deformed or foolish child; a
        simpleton; an idiot.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A clumsy or awkward person.
  
     Syn: klutz, clod, lummox, stumblebum.
          [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Auf \Auf\ ([add]f), n. [OE. auph, aulf, fr. Icel. [=a]lfr elf.
     See Elf.] [Also spelt oaf, ouphe.]
     A changeling or elf child, -- that is, one left by fairies; a
     deformed or foolish child; a simpleton; an oaf. [Obs.]
     --Drayton.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  oaf
      n 1: an awkward stupid person [syn: lout, clod,
           stumblebum, goon, oaf, lubber, lummox, lump,
           gawk]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  66 Moby Thesaurus words for "oaf":
     babe, baboon, beast, blockhead, blunderbuss, blunderer,
     blunderhead, boob, booby, boor, botcher, bruiser, brute, bull,
     bumbler, bumpkin, bungler, child, child of nature, chump, clod,
     clodhopper, clodknocker, clot, clown, dolt, dolthead, dove, dub,
     dupe, fathead, fumbler, galoot, gaum, gawk, gawky, gorilla, gowk,
     hayseed, hick, hulk, infant, ingenue, innocent, klutz, lamb,
     lobster, looby, lout, lubber, lug, lummox, lump, meathead,
     mere child, missing link, noble savage, ox, palooka, rube,
     simple soul, slob, slouch, slubberer, unsophisticate, yokel
  
  

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