how to pronounce oaf


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oaf is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of oaf in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… a clumsy oaf just as cece and franz …”

meanings of oaf


  1. A person, especially a large male, who is clumsy or a simpleton.
  2. An elf's child; a changeling left by fairies or goblins, hence, a deformed or foolish child.

oaf frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word oaf occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics oaf can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that oaf can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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