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  • noun rare A satisfying meal


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  • And though that story of Duke John Ernestus Mansfield [III. 7] [III. i] be not so easily swallowed, that at his death his heart was found not to be so big as a nut; yet if the bones of a good skeleton weigh little more than twenty pounds, his inwards and flesh remaining could make no bouffage, [III. 8] but a light bit for the grave.

    Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend 1643

  • Oui donc comme j'ai un air de famille, parait-il, avec notre petit geni (mais juste au niveau du bouffage de tablette de chocolat et des cernes ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry pinku-tk 2007


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  • (noun) - (1) A satisfying meal; adopted from Old French bouffage defined in its original sense by Cotgrave below. "His inwards and flesh remaining could make no bouffage, but a light bit for the grave." Letter of Sir Thomas Browne, 1672.

    --Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1888

    (2) Any meat that, eaten greedily, fils the mouth, and makes the cheeks to swell; cheeke-puffing meat.

    --Randle Cotgrave's Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues, 1611

    January 17, 2018