Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To have sexual intercourse with.
  • intransitive verb To engage in sexual intercourse.
  • noun A line in a play or film, for example, that elicits a big laugh.
  • noun A big laugh.
  • noun A conspicuous success.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Theater) a hearty laugh.
  • noun (Theater) a joke or gag line that produces hearty laughter.
  • noun (Theater) something very successful, especially a box-office hit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb slang to have sexual intercourse (with someone)
  • noun a big laugh
  • noun a line in a film etc that elicits such a laugh

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From boff, to hit, variant of buff, from Middle English buffe, a blow, from Old French, of imitative origin.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

Examples

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  • Always used this is the sexual context, but it's also the shortened form of boffo.

    February 13, 2007

  • short for 'boffin' here

    April 28, 2010

  • Meant "to fart" in my playground - the same as guff. E.g. "Waa! Smells like old scotch eggs in here, who's boffed?"

    April 30, 2010