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noun, plural bof·fos.
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  1. 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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Related Words for boffo

whimsical, funny, farcical, humorous, ludicrous, wacky, entertaining, goofy, silly, absurd, ridiculous, ironic, laughable, comic, cheerful, joking, teasing, jolly, playful, jovial

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British Dictionary definitions for boffo


  1. slang very good; highly successful
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  1. a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field
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Word Origin for boffo

C20: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for boffo


strikingly successful, by 1961, show biz slang, probably echoic of a "hit."

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