boffo

boffo

[bof-oh] Slang.
noun, plural boffos.
1.
adjective
2.
highly effective or successful: He gave a boffo performance as Cyrano.
Also, boffola [bo-foh-luh] .


Origin:
perhaps alteration of buffo or bouffe

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boffo (ˈbɒfəʊ)
 
adj
 
n
1.  slang very good; highly successful
2.  a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field
 
[C20: of uncertain origin]

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boffo
strikingly successful, c. 1970 slang, probably echoic of a "hit."
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boffo definition

[ˈbɑfo]
  1. n.
    a box-office hit; a successful play, musical, movie, etc. : The last one was a tremendous boffo, but we only broke even.
  2. mod.
    successful; tremendous. : Another boffo success for Willy!
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