a scientist or technical expert.
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How to use boffin in a sentence
A bunch of boffins and academics were assigned the job of finding a better defence for our bombers.
American foreign-policy boffins need to dust off their atlases.
Bella parted from her father, and returned to the Boffins, to find fresh proofs of the deterioration of the Golden Dustman.The World's Greatest Books, Vol III | Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
I am not going to have George Sampson eyed as if he had come from the Boffins, and sit silent under it.
At last I hope you have got your wishes realized—by your Boffins.
British Dictionary definitions for boffin
British informal a scientist, esp one carrying out military research
a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field: a Treasury boffin
informal someone who is considered to be very clever, often to the exclusion of all non-academic interests
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