bof·​fo | \ ˈbä-(ˌ)fō How to pronounce boffo (audio) \

Definition of boffo

: extremely successful : sensational

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Examples of boffo in a Sentence

a boffo performance that wowed even Broadway's toughest critics
Recent Examples on the Web Expect ritualistic apologies for Monday’s outage and insanely boffo user-growth numbers. Owen Thomas,, "What’s in a marketplace? Amazon wades into California liability bill," 26 Aug. 2020 Zoom flexed its muscles last week with a boffo earnings report. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Zoom makes a small bet on hardware that could have a big payoff," 8 June 2020 Salons: Many Northeast Ohio hair salons and barber shops have done boffo business in the first few days after Gov. Mike DeWine reopened them. cleveland, "Nearly all 99 people arrested in Saturday riots are from Northeast Ohio: The Wake Up for Tuesday, June 2, 2020," 2 June 2020 Yet when Iowans caucus in three weeks, her boffo performance Tuesday probably didn’t win her too many die-hard supporters. James Pindell,, "Scorecard: Grading the debate performance of the Democratic candidates," 14 Jan. 2020 Trump’s boffo speech to the World Economic Forum (held, as usual, at the Davos ski resort in Switzerland) was pure Trump. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Weekly Trump Report Card: Stage set for Middle East peace plan and impeachment acquittal," 25 Jan. 2020 This writer distributed boxes of Zalatimo baklava and semolina cookies at Fortune's offices, and the reviews were boffo. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "How an Old School Jordanian Sweets Maker Made it to Walmart," 19 July 2019 Big budgets, supersized casts, boffo box office openings. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, "Ant-Man and the Wasp and the Importance of Small Stories in Big Universes," 5 July 2018 Not yet — and Macy's boffo earnings show why That worked fine when stores like Saks had a monopoly. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "Saks Fifth Avenue bets 'magic mirrors,' face workouts will bring online buyers to stores," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of boffo

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Boffo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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US slang : extremely good or successful

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