Definition of boffin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

boffin

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbɒfɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːfən//
 
(British English, informal)
 
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a scientist, especially one doing research He’s set up his own website and is turning into a real computer boffin. Word Origin Second World War: of unknown origin.