Boff



Theater.

a box-office hit.
a joke or humorous line producing hearty laughter.

a loud hearty laugh; belly laugh.
to cause to be overcome with laughter.
to hit; strike.
Contemporary Examples

He’s Their Pope: Francis Returns to Latin America Mac Margolis July 23, 2013

Historical Examples

The Broken Sword Dennison Worthington
The Broken Sword Dennison Worthington

noun
(informal) short for boffin

A blow with the fist or open hand (1920s+)
A sex act; coupling: a quick bathroom boff (1950s+)
laugh, esp one following a comedian’s joke; boffola (1940s+ Show business)
A joke or witty remark (1940s+ Show business)
A show that pleases the audience; sockeroo (1940s+ Show business)

: LaGuardia bade his cops to muss them up and boff them around on sight
To do the sex act: professors boffing coeds in their offices/ I was trying for the world boffing championship (1930s+)
To vomit; barf (1950s+)

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