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boffo

[ bof-oh ]
/ ˈbɒf oʊ /
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noun, plural bof·fos.
adjective
highly effective or successful: He gave a boffo performance as Cyrano.
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Also boff·o·la [bo-foh-luh]. /bɒˈfoʊ lə/.

Origin of boffo

Perhaps alteration of buffo or bouffe
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British Dictionary definitions for boffo

boffo
/ (ˈbɒfəʊ) /

adjective
slang very good; highly successful
noun
a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field

Word Origin for boffo

C20: of uncertain origin
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