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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."

About Boffo

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.

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