One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[with object]North American
1Have sexual intercourse with (someone).
- ‘News media outlets around the world are reporting that he boffed a lady against her will and the cops didn't investigate for 3 weeks.’
- ‘On the story of him boffing his wife, he said ‘I was flattered, but it didn't happen.’’
- ‘Supposedly she was boffing him for four years.’
- ‘I've had a number of attractive and nubile young companions, and I must say that thinking about it, I've never actually had any interest in boffing any of them.’
- ‘When she's not boffing the mail boy in the photocopier room she's scheming to get him fired.’
- ‘That'll teach her for boffing a him in a swimming pool.’
- ‘Who does a girl have to boff around here to get into a club?’
- ‘It makes me want to boff redheads and short blondes.’
- ‘There really is no reason why these two shouldn't have started boffing as soon as they met.’
- ‘He encourages his staffers to boff each other's wives, but only after obtaining his permission.’
- ‘They've split for good, apparently because neither of them could stop boffing anybody they clapped eyes on.’
strike, slap, smack, cuff, punch, beat, thrash, thump, batter, belabour, drub, hook, pound, smash, slam, welt, pummel, hammer, bang, knock, swat, whip, flog, cane, sucker-punch, rain blows on, give someone a beating, give someone a drubbing, give someone a good beating, give someone a good drubbing, box someone's earsView synonyms
- ‘If anyone tries to ‘statement’ me, I'll boff them.’
- ‘All he had to do was boff a blonde over the head with a wooden club and drag her into a cave to further the race.’
- ‘Her tail whipped up and playfully boffed him on the side of his face.’
1An act of sexual intercourse.
- ‘Struggling businessman Joe picks up a sweet young thing who suggests he park his convertible on a side road for an open-air boff session.’
2A blow or punch.
blow, hit, knock, thump, thwack, box, jab, fist, cuff, clip, smash, slam, welt, straight, uppercut, hook, body blowView synonyms
- ‘Give him a boff on the nose in the middle of the street.’
1920s (in the sense ‘a blow or punch’): imitative.
- short for boffin
- ‘Back in the real world, Oxford is not just the turf of toffs and boffs: it was a major car-manufacturing centre until the terminal decline of the British car industry and is now a thriving centre of service industries.’
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