bouffer

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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VerbEdit

bouffer

  1. (slang, transitive, intransitive, colloquial) to eat
    J'ai la dalle, j'ai pas encore bouffé.
    Synonym: manger
  2. (slang, transitive, figurative) to eat, to worry
    Tous ces problèmes avec ma femme, ça me bouffe.
    Synonym: ronger
  3. (slang, transitive) to consume in excess
  4. (slang, transitive) to bash (criticise harshly)
    • Ce soir, on va bouffer du curé.

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