bouffe

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See also: bouffé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French.

Noun[edit]

bouffe (plural bouffes)

  1. (music) A comic opera
    • 2007, January 9, “Anne Midgette”, in Retrofitting Operetta for a 21st-Century Crowd[1]:
      Born as a French satiric form with the bouffes of Jacques Offenbach in the 1850s, it moved on, like most Parisian fashions, to Vienna [] .

Verb[edit]

bouffe (third-person singular simple present bouffes, present participle bouffing, simple past and past participle bouffed)

  1. (transitive) To make bouffant.
    I thought about bouffing my hair again.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /buf/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Italian buffo

Noun[edit]

bouffe m (plural bouffes)

  1. singer of comic operas (bouffes)
  2. comic opera

Adjective[edit]

bouffe (plural bouffes)

  1. comic, amusing

Etymology 2[edit]

From bouffer

Noun[edit]

bouffe f (plural bouffes)

  1. (slang) grub (food)

Verb[edit]

bouffe

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bouffer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of bouffer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of bouffer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of bouffer
  5. second-person singular imperative of bouffer

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