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n. Slang
See boff1.

[From boff.]


slang US a particularly funny joke



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: boff, boffo.
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Boffola: (a) like an animal (b) rustic (c) African folklore (d) funny joke 3.
His musical talent also landed him a five-year onscreen job as a pianist on "Days of Our Lives." Lockwood went on to compose musical scores for stage productions including musical spoof "I'd Stake My Life" and "Boffola," a musical chronicle of Jimmy Durante's life.
He deals sideswipes at Johnny Carson and the current expensively scripted boffola guys on the late-night, laugh-now revelry who have managed to gain media ascendancy, bringing with them a mishmash of one-liners.