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boff

verb \ ˈbäf \

Definition of boff

often vulgar
: to have sexual intercourse with

Origin and Etymology of boff

from boff blow, punch, perhaps imitative

First Known Use: 1937

in the meaning defined above


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boff

noun \ ˈbä-(ˌ)fō \
variants: or boffo

Definition of boff

plural boffs or boffos
1 : a hearty laugh
2 : a gag or line that produces a hearty laugh
3 : something that is conspicuously successful : hit

Examples of boff in a Sentence

  1. an old joke dating from the days of vaudeville that's still good for a boff

  2. the emcee told some good boffs that kept the ceremony from becoming too serious

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Origin and Etymology of boff

perhaps from box office

First Known Use: 1934

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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