Definition of boffola in English:

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Pronunciation: /bɒˈfəʊlə/
North American informal


A joke or a line in a script intended to get a laugh.
Example sentences
  • It is interesting and fascinating only in the sense that one wonders just how far moviemakers will go in stretching for a boffola.
  • The trouble with Orpheus is its new libretto, which seemed determined to turn this charming opera buffa into a crude opera boffola.



1940s: extension of slang boff 'hearty laugh'.

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