Friday, January 31, 2014
Definitions for boffin
- a scientist or technical expert.
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Citations for boffin
A brilliant boffin — well, everyone attached to Tea Clipper was brilliant in one way or another.
Two years thinking of nothing else. Nobel laureate, balding boffin, government appointee, in the dock, fighting to stay out of jail.
Origin of boffin
Boffin arose in the early 1940s. Though there are many hypotheses about its etymology, its origin remains unknown.