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

[From boff.]

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  • Blighty -- Britain; "'Bean' is one of the biggest hits to come out of Blighty." blurb -- TV commercial; "Ridley Scott started his career directing blurbs." boff (also boffo, boffola) -- outstanding (usually refers to box office performance); "'My Best Friend's Wedding' has been boffo at the B.O."

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  • Blighty -- Britain; "'Bean' is one of the biggest hits to come out of Blighty." blurb -- TV commercial; "Ridley Scott started his career directing blurbs." boff (also boffo, boffola) -- outstanding (usually refers to box office performance); "'My Best Friend's Wedding' has been boffo at the B.O."

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  • Blighty -- Britain; "'Bean' is one of the biggest hits to come out of Blighty." blurb -- TV commercial; "Ridley Scott started his career directing blurbs." boff (also boffo, boffola) -- outstanding (usually refers to box office performance); "'My Best Friend's Wedding' has been boffo at the B.O."

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  • The name bgas-fcola is undoubtedly the etymon of the French bouffole and Italian boffola, which Furetiere derives from buxula,

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