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boffo

[bof-oh] /ˈbɒf oʊ/
noun, plural boffos.
1.
boff.
adjective
2.
highly effective or successful:
He gave a boffo performance as Cyrano.
Also, boffola
[bo-foh-luh] /bɒˈfoʊ lə/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
perhaps alteration of buffo or bouffe
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British Dictionary definitions for boffola

boffo

/ˈbɒfəʊ/
adjective
1.
(slang) very good; highly successful
noun
2.
a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field
Word Origin
C20: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for boffola

boffo

adj.

strikingly successful, by 1961, show biz slang, probably echoic of a "hit."

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Slang definitions & phrases for boffola

boffola

noun
  1. A loud appreciative laugh; belly laugh, boff: This ability brought out the old boffola from coast to coast
  2. A joke or remark that provokes such laughter: All I need is a funny hat and a buffola (1950s+ Show business)

boffo

adjective
  1. : Hey, that's a very boffo line/ The zany Brewsters still get laughs, boffo laughs
  2. : ''Crimson Tide'' rolls in as the first boffo box office/ Red-blooded boffo entertainment for both sexes
  3. Highly favorable;

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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