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boff

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of boff

  1. 1 an explosive sound that is a sign of amusement <an old joke dating from the days of vaudeville that's still good for a boff> Synonyms belly laugh, laugh (or boffo), boffola, cachinnation, cackle, chortle, chuckle, giggle, guffaw, hee-haw, horselaugh, laughter, snicker, snigger, titter, twitterRelated Words crow, whoop; grin, simper, smile, smirkNear Antonyms cry, groan, moan, sob, wail; face, frown, grimace, lower (also lour), mouth, pout, scowl

  2. 2 something said or done to cause laughter <the emcee told some good boffs that kept the ceremony from becoming too serious> Synonyms joke (or boffo), boffola, crack, drollery, funny, gag, giggle [chiefly British], jape, jest, josh, laugh, nifty, one-liner, pleasantry, quip, rib, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism, yuk (or yuck also yak or yock) [slang]Related Words funning, joking, wisecracking; knee-slapper, panic [slang], riot, scream, thigh-slapper; antic, buffoonery, caper, leg-pull, monkeyshine(s), practical joke, prank, trick; burlesque, caricature, lampoon, mock, mockery, parody, put-on, riff; banter, kidding, persiflage, raillery, repartee; drollness, facetiousness, funniness, hilariousness, humorousness; comedy, humor, wit, wordplay



Variants of boff

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boffo


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