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boff

[ bof ]
/ bɒf /
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noun
Theater.
  1. a box-office hit.
  2. a joke or humorous line producing hearty laughter.
a loud hearty laugh; belly laugh.
verb (used with object)
to cause to be overcome with laughter.
to hit; strike.
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Origin of boff

cf. boffo
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How to use boff in a sentence

  • "This is a breakaway pope," Boff declared recently to a Brazilian reporter, here in Portuguese.

  • Dar he now trapesing furwards and baccards wid boff hans ahin his back und histin up his cote skeerts, und a callin, Ned, Ned!

    The Broken Sword|Dennison Worthington
  • I'm ergwine ter v strow dese lillies o' de walley on boff on em.

    The Broken Sword|Dennison Worthington
  • Boff ob yu is jist got tu git outen de grate house und stop toting wittles tu de po white trash.

    The Broken Sword|Dennison Worthington

British Dictionary definitions for boff

boff
/ (bɒf) /

noun
informal short for boffin
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