boffo

adjective bof·fo \ ˈbä-(ˌ)fō \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of boffo

: extremely successful : sensational

Examples of boffo in a Sentence

  1. a boffo performance that wowed even Broadway's toughest critics

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First Known Use of boffo

1943

in the meaning defined above

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Definition of boffo for English Language Learners

  • : extremely good or successful


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