But in spite of all their fine things, Mr. and Mrs. boffin remained the same good, kind-hearted couple they had always been.
Rosy Posy was too little to have a special chum, so boffin was her companion.
Bella's eyes followed him to the door, lighted on Mr boffin complacently thrown back in his easy chair, and drooped over her book.
"It is very well done,—very well, indeed," said Mr. boffin to him.
Mr. boffin wanted to tell everybody the truth at once, but John would not let them.
Then Mr. boffin took away Mrs. boffin, much to that lady's regret.
This, not to release any little advantage he might derive from Mr boffin's avowal.
"There doesn't seem to be a doubt about it," said Mr. boffin.
Mrs. boffin, as I judge of her from the sketch, "very good, indeed."
Mr boffin went over these stones slowly and with much caution.
"person engaged in innovative research," especially in aviation, 1945; earlier "elderly naval officer" (1941), probably from one of the "Mr. Boffins" of English literature (e.g. "Our Mutual Friend").
An expert, esp in a scientific or technical field: Computer boffins play a game called hunt the wumpus
[WWII British aviators; origin unknown; conceivably fr a humorous comparison between the laboratories and shops of experts and the enormous trash heaps of Mr and Mrs Boffin in Dickens's Our Mutual Friend]