bof·​fo ˈbä-(ˌ)fō How to pronounce boffo (audio)
: extremely successful : sensational

Examples of boffo in a Sentence

a boffo performance that wowed even Broadway's toughest critics
Recent Examples on the Web When will the exhibition business be truly boffo again? Diane Garrett, Variety, 22 Dec. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boffo was in 1943

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“Boffo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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