adjective Date: 1949 extremely successful ; sensational

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  • boffo — of fo a. highly successful; superbly well done. [slang] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boffo — strikingly successful, by 1961, show biz slang, probably echoic of a hit …   Etymology dictionary

  • boffo — ☆ boffo [bäf′ō ] adj. [< BOFF] Slang very popular or successful n. Slang a boff …   English World dictionary

  • boffo — [“bafo] 1. n. a box office hit; a successful play, musical, movie, etc. □ The last one was a tremendous boffo, but we only broke even. □ I need a boffo just once in my life. 2. mod. successful; tremendous. □ We had a boffo time at your rally …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Boffo — Jean Pascal Boffo Jean Pascal Boffo est un musicien, guitariste et compositeur français. Après avoir participé aux groupes de rock progressif Larsen, Mandragore, Troll, et enregistré avec les cuivres de Magma, il est en 1985 le premier artiste… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • boffo — boff off, boffo of fo . 1. (Theater) a hearty laugh. [PJC] 2. (Theater) a joke or gag line that produces hearty laughter. [PJC] 3. (Theater) something very successful, especially a box office hit. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boffo — /bof oh/, n., pl. boffos, adj. Slang. n. 1. boff. adj. 2. highly effective or successful: He gave a boffo performance as Cyrano. Also, boffola /bo foh leuh/. [perh. alter. of BUFFO or BOUFFE] * * * …   Universalium

  • boffo — bof•fo [[t]ˈbɒf oʊ[/t]] n. pl. fos, adj. Slang. 1) cvb sbz sts boff 2) cvb sbz sts highly successful: a boffo performance[/ex] • Etymology: 1950–55; perh. alter. of buffo …   From formal English to slang

  • boffo — adjective resoundingly successful and popular for years he was a boffo box office certainty • Similar to: ↑successful …   Useful english dictionary

  • boffo — 1. adjective Very good or successful 2. noun A great success; a hit …   Wiktionary

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