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A joke or a line in a script intended to get a laugh.
funny story, jest, witticism, quip, pleasantryView synonyms
- ‘The trouble with Orpheus is its new libretto, which seemed determined to turn this charming opera buffa into a crude opera boffola.’
- ‘It is interesting and fascinating only in the sense that one wonders just how far moviemakers will go in stretching for a boffola.’
(of a laugh) hearty and unrestrained.
1940s: extension of slang boff ‘hearty laugh’.
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