Definition of boffola in English:

boffola

noun

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

adjective

informal
  • (of a laugh) hearty and unrestrained.

Origin

1940s extension of slang boff ‘hearty laugh’.

Pronunciation

boffola

/bɒˈfəʊlə/