Webster’s New World College Dictionary Us noun Slang1. a. a loud, hearty laughb. a joke, incident in a play, etc. meant to produce such a laugh2. a play, song, etc. that is a great popular success; hit
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Word Originprob. < It buffa, a jest, or buffo, a gust of wind: see buffoon