North American • informal
- 1(Of a theatrical production or film, or a review of one) very successful or wholeheartedly commendatory: a boffo box office certaintyMore example sentences
- This may not sound like boffo material, but genetic-engineering-policy specialist Michael Rodemeyer knows his crowd.
- The film was shot in 1947 over ten trouble-free weeks, and it opened to rave reviews and boffo box office, billed as ‘The Happiest Musical Ever Made.’
- The film has won oodles of awards and done boffo box office in South Korea.
- 2(Of a laugh) deep and unrestrained: I’m not going for the big boffo laughsMore example sentences
- Something like Mouse Hunt gets boffo laughs with scenes where a cupboard takes three shots to fall on Lee Evans.
- Unfortunately I did not know that to have a boffo laugh is not that important, believe it or not.
- He's not above going for the boffo laugh, but the punch of the jokes comes at you encased in a velvet glove.
- 2.1Boisterously funny.More example sentences
- Let's hope he's right, and that the mano-a-mano matches produce a boffo finish.
- It's not as outlandish or as hilarious as many of tales of his boffo corruption.
- Aside from being great fun, what is the lesson from Boffa's boffo biological buffoonery?
noun (plural boffos)Back to top
- A success: the finale is a genuine boffoMore example sentences
- If you've ever wondered why - when their line's fed several box office boffos (Spider-Man, X-Men, Blades I and II) in the past few years - Marvel Comics can remain in shaky financial straits, Deppey's ‘address’ gives a clue.
- Because of the Vaughn boffo, they were passed on pursuing Vladimir Guerrero, the Montreal slugger who had back problems.
- Felix Farmer has established himself as Hollywood's golden boy - a producer who can turn any half-wit project or two-bit script into box office boffo.
1940s: from US boff 'roaring success' + -o.
More definitions of boffoDefinition of boffo in:
- The US English dictionary