noun \ˈbä-fən\

: a research scientist

Full Definition of BOFFIN

chiefly British
:  a scientific expert; especially :  one involved in technological research

Examples of BOFFIN

  1. Our boffins finally broke the enemy's code!

Origin of BOFFIN

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1945

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith


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