noun British Slang.
Origin of boffin
Examples from the Web for boffin
Historical Examples of boffin
Baby Rosamond bundled out backward, dropping Boffin as she did so.
Rosy Posy was too little to have a special chum, so Boffin was her companion.
Then they played other games, in which Boffin joined, and also Marjorie's kitten, Puff.
"I don't think the Duke will dress himself like that," said Mrs. Boffin.
"It is very well done,—very well, indeed," said Mr. Boffin to him.
Word Origin for boffin
"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").