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boff 1

n. Slang
1. A line in a play or film, for example, that elicits a big laugh: "He doesn't go for the big boffs, artificially inflated, but lets his comedy build through a leisurely accumulation of bizarre details" (Vincent Canby).
2. A big laugh.
3. A conspicuous success. Also called boffo, boffola.

[Probably from b(ox) off(ice).]

boff 2

 (bŏf) Vulgar Slang
v. boffed, boff·ing, boffs
To have sexual intercourse with.
To engage in sexual intercourse.

[From boff, to hit, variant of buff, from Middle English buffe, a blow, from Old French, of imitative origin.]
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informal short for boffin
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n. Slang. n.
1. Theat.
a. a box-office hit.
b. a joke or humorous line producing hearty laughter.
2. a loud hearty laugh; belly laugh.
3. something very successful; a hit.
[1945–50; compare boffo]
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Slang. A dazzling, often sudden instance of success:
Slang: boffo, boffola.
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