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 [] .

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

bouffe f (plural bouffes)

  1. (slang) grub (food)
  2. singer of comic operas (bouffes)

Derived terms[edit]

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. first-person singular present subjunctive of bouffer
  5. second-person singular imperative of bouffer

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