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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 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 The stock had risen nearly 300% so far this year, prior to Wednesday's release of the company's boffo financials. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Turtle Beach scores as 'Fortnite' helps boost video game headset sales," 10 May 2018 One reason there are so many Democratic Senate seats at stake in this year’s midterm elections is that the Donkey Party had a boffo performance in Senate races six years ago. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "GOP Primary Competition to See Who Most Fanatically Supports Trump Could Backfire in November," 9 Apr. 2018 That made for what Variety might call boffo box office. Will Bunch,, "Real-life conspiracy nut Roseanne explains Trump better than TV's 'Roseanne' | Will Bunch," 1 Apr. 2018 Roseanne Barr plays a Trump supporter on the show, prompting a call from the president Wednesday night congratulating her on the show's boffo ratings. Josh Hafner, USA TODAY, "OnPolitics Today: Trump, unseen for days, returns with praise for 'Roseanne'," 30 Mar. 2018 Cowboys, Packers, Patriots, Steelers, Giants, etc.—will continue to produce boffo numbers. Andrew Brandt,, "Roger Goodell Doesn't Have to Worry About His Job Security," 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of boffo

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Boffo.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of boffo

US slang : extremely good or successful

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