noun British Slang.
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How to use boffin in a sentence
Lopez had been dining with Mr. and Mrs. Boffin, and had now again encountered his late host and hostess.
Boffin was a little puzzled as he thought on all this, but in the meantime was very proud of his own consistency.
Mr. Boffin had been sure that British honour was going to the dogs and that British greatness was at an end.
He still held his office, but more than once he was seen in private conference with both Sir Orlando and Mr. Boffin.
Somehow, the worse Mr. Boffin treated his secretary, the more Bella felt drawn to the man whose offer of marriage she had refused.The World's Greatest Books, Vol III|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.