One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[with object]North American
1Have sexual intercourse with (someone).
- ‘It makes me want to boff redheads and short blondes.’
- ‘Who does a girl have to boff around here to get into a club?’
- ‘There really is no reason why these two shouldn't have started boffing as soon as they met.’
- ‘When she's not boffing the mail boy in the photocopier room she's scheming to get him fired.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘They've split for good, apparently because neither of them could stop boffing anybody they clapped eyes on.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He encourages his staffers to boff each other's wives, but only after obtaining his permission.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘That'll teach her for boffing a him in a swimming pool.’
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
- ‘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.’
- ‘If anyone tries to ‘statement’ me, I'll boff them.’
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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