- highly effective or successful: He gave a boffo performance as Cyrano.
Origin of boffo
Related Words for boffowhimsical, funny, farcical, humorous, ludicrous, wacky, entertaining, goofy, silly, absurd, ridiculous, ironic, laughable, comic, cheerful, joking, teasing, jolly, playful, jovial
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Contemporary Examples of boffo
He seemed to think that after that boffo first debate, he could just tread water.What Might Mitt Have Done?
November 12, 2012
Clinton ensured that reviews of a boffo speech would morph into reviews of an endless speech.Bill Clinton Brings a Passion Infusion to the DNC
September 6, 2012
- slang very good; highly successful
- a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field
Word Origin for boffo
Word Origin and History for boffo
strikingly successful, by 1961, show biz slang, probably echoic of a "hit."