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  1. Theater.

    • a box-office hit.

    • a joke or humorous line producing hearty laughter.

  2. a loud hearty laugh; belly laugh.

verb (used with object)
  1. to cause to be overcome with laughter.

  2. to hit; strike.

Origin of boff

cf. boffo

Words Nearby boff Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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


/ (bɒf) /

  1. informal short for boffin

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