Origin of bouffe
Examples from the Web for bouffe
They were probably most of them serious, but some of the younger ones recognized the bouffe quality of their calling.Roman Holidays and Others|W. D. Howells
Raymond Bonheur cursed wildly and tousled his hair like a bouffe artist.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14|Elbert Hubbard
I think we may, therefore, suppose this piece to be an English Opra bouffe.
Why, then, for my part, I suppose it is intended for a specimen of English Opra bouffe.