Part of speech: adjective
Origin: American English, 20th century
Wildly successful or popular
Examples of Boffo in a sentence
"The actress delivered such a boffo performance that she won an Academy Award."
"The play had a boffo final act, resulting in a standing ovation from the audience."
Popularity Over Time
It's believed that boffo originated in 1943 in the popular Hollywood trade magazine "Variety," which is still hugely popular today.
Did you Know?
Boffo is a relatively new word in English, first coming into use in the 1940s in America. It is most frequently used in the entertainment industry.