Word of the Day – Boffin

By March 3, 2017 Word of the Day

Boffin (noun)

bof-in

A person with knowledge or a skill considered to be complex or arcane.

First coined during the Second World War Boffin was originally used to describe a person engaged in scientific or technical research.

Example sentences

“So what is a computer boffin doing teaching a physical education class?”

“The boffins work it out by comparing government tax take with national income.”

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