bouffer

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French bouffer, originally "to puff up," from Medieval Latin buffa, itself echoic of puffing out cheeks.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bu.fe/
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VerbEdit

bouffer

  1. (colloquial, transitive, intransitive) to eat
    Synonyms: manger, becter
    J'ai la dalle, j'ai pas encore bouffé.I'm famished, I haven't eaten yet.
  2. (colloquial, transitive, figuratively) to eat, to worry
    Synonym: ronger
    Tous ces problèmes avec ma femme, ça me bouffe.(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. (colloquial, transitive) to consume in excess
    Cette bagnole bouffe quinze litres aux cent facilement.(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  4. (colloquial, transitive) to bash (criticise harshly)
    Ce soir, on va bouffer du curé.(please add an English translation of this usage example)

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