Date: Mon, 24 Apr 1995 02:43:35 EDT

From: kim mckinzey 74525.1614[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]COMPUSERVE.COM

Subject: spelling of dufus

I have a professional interest in the spelling of this word: Breathed says it's

Doofus. I think the proper etymology is from the Popeye character Dufus. I do

NOT accept the authority of any of the few dictionaries opining on the subject.

Anyone know the origin of this word?