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bouf, boof (2)

/buf/ n. [cf. BOUF intj.; cf. DAS biff an unsuccessfully played note on a brass instru-ment (Negro); also US dial. South boof a scare, fright ADD] a blow to one's ego; a slight humiliation: (A student waves his hand enthu-siastically, but gives the wrong answer; a class-mate comments) "Da 's a bouf! "(Nassau)

—v.t. [cf. DAS biff idem; cf. Haitian bif plop HCEED] to hit a person; to beat him up: I'll bouf you! (Black)

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Last update: 2010-09-10 03:10
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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