bof

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bof m ‎(uncountable)

  1. mumps (contagious disease)

Verb[edit]

bof

  1. first-person singular present indicative of boffen
  2. imperative of boffen

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bof

  1. so what, never mind, whatever, meh
    Cette fille est mignonne, hein ? — Bof ! (That girl's cute, eh? — Meh, she's OK.)
    • 2014 August 21, “A brazen heist in Paris [print version: International New York Times, 22 August 2014, p. 8]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      The audacious hijacking in Paris of a van carrying the baggage of a Saudi prince to his private jet is obviously an embarrassment to the French capital, whose ultra-high-end boutiques have suffered a spate of heists in recent months. [] "The prince lost his day's pocket change? Bof!" wrote "Nico" in the newspaper Le Monde, using a French expression loosely translated as "big deal."

Usage notes[edit]

"Bof" is commonly used after or before the French phrase "je ne sais pas", meaning "I don't know". For example:

  • Qu'est-ce que tu veux boire ? (What would you like to drink?)
  • Bof ... Je ne sais pas. (Hmpf...I'm not sure.)

References[edit]

  • "Équipe 1"-1999 Oxford University Press

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

bof

  1. rafsi of boxfo.