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

Definition of boffo

: extremely successful : sensational

Examples of boffo in a Sentence

a boffo performance that wowed even Broadway's toughest critics
Recent Examples on the Web Kenneth Walker III caps his amazing year with another boffo performance and Mel Tucker lays the groundwork for continued success in 2022. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 7 Dec. 2021 Its latest boffo performance came in a 59-18 victory over Maryland, when Michigan held the Terrapins’ dynamic passing attack to 178 yards and stanched one possession after another. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, 23 Nov. 2021 November 2 was a boffo night for the Republican Party, and not such a great night for Donald Trump. Rich Lowry, National Review, 5 Nov. 2021 More evidence is the boffo fundraising by the National Republican Congressional Committee so far. Rich Lowry, National Review, 21 May 2021 Expect ritualistic apologies for Monday’s outage and insanely boffo user-growth numbers. Owen Thomas,, 26 Aug. 2020 Zoom flexed its muscles last week with a boffo earnings report. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, 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, 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,, 14 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of boffo

1943, in the meaning defined above

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13 Dec 2021

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“Boffo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of boffo

: extremely good or successful


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