Origin: Boffin was a common colloquial term used in Britain during WW2 for the technical experts, the backroom boys, who were helping to win the war
An affectionate term, but with some practical fighting man’s scorn for the academic brain worker
Those boffins are always studying for their exams
Lindsay is such a boffin
Scientist /egghead; highly qualified in his field . Someone who knows a great deal about very little .
Origin: 1930's/40's Royal Air Force slang .
1.The Boffins at the research lab have once again saved the day and avoided catastrophe .
2.Barnes Wallis was delighted to join the Boffins at the central research aerospace lab .
Colloquial word used to refer to highly trained specialists in their respective fields; especially when the exact field of specialty is unknown.
Usually used when an new and unknown piece of technology is being discussed, and having no idea what branch of speacialty is responsible.
Used commonly in 60s and 70s British spy movies and war movies to infer generally to clever people developing, researching weapons etc...
The Boffins at the laboratory must have worked hard to make this new flying car....
Who knows how it works? That's one for the Boffins....
A Smart person... usually used by chavs to make fun of people who are NOT illiterate
Chav: You garbled
boffin *Possy laughing HUHUHUHHHUHUHUUHUHUHU *fapfapfapfappf"
"Boffins": (Bôf ' ns) noun - the name for scientists and scholars working quietly
to develop new and exciting techniques and skills.
(taken from www.boffins.ca/ - 2k - Cached - Similar pages)
Boffins create zombie dogs
By Nick Buchan of NEWS.com.au
June 27, 2005
SCIENTISTS have created eerie zombie dogs, reanimating the canines after several hours of clinical death in attempts to develop suspended animation for humans...........(Drudge Report)
(v) the act of creeping on underclassmen. Usually done from a distance and if caught, make a witty remark or attempt an inside joke to escape the blame.
Ellen: so what did you do after school yesterday?
Sam: well I went boffin' but these freshmen almost caught me so I made a joke and ran!
What dumb people call clever people to make up for they're own dumbness.
Some sort of Lame
insult to clever people.
Dumbass: "you are such a boffin"
Clever Guy: "you hav the I.Q of a Hair."
Dumbass "whats I.Q?"
Clever person "haha Dumbass
. You Suck"