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 (bŏf′ō) Slang
Extremely successful; great.
n. pl. bof·fos
See boff1.

[Alteration of boff.]
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slang very good; highly successful
a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field
[C20: of uncertain origin]
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(ˈbɒf oʊ)

n., pl. -fos,
adj. Slang. n.
1. boff.
2. highly successful: a boffo performance.
[1950–55; perhaps alter. of buffo]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.boffo - resoundingly successful and popular; "for years he was a boffo box office certainty"
successful - having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome; "a successful architect"; "a successful business venture"
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Slang. A dazzling, often sudden instance of success:
Slang: boff, boffola.
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adj (US inf) → klasse (inf), → super (inf)
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