Definition of boffola in English:

boffola

noun

North american
informal
  • A joke or a line in a script intended to get a laugh.

    • ‘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.’
    funny story, jest, witticism, quip, pleasantry
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adjective

North american
informal
  • (of a laugh) hearty and unrestrained.

Origin

1940s: extension of slang boff ‘hearty laugh’.

Pronunciation:

boffola

/bɒˈfəʊlə/