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