Part of speech: adjective
Origin: American English, 20th century
Wildly successful or popular
Examples of Boffo in a sentence
"The actress delivered such a boffo performance that she won an Academy Award."
"The play had a boffo final act, resulting in a standing ovation from the audience."
It's believed that boffo originated in 1943 in the popular Hollywood trade magazine "Variety," which is still hugely popular today.
Did you Know?
Boffo is a relatively new word in English, first coming into use in the 1940s in America. It is most frequently used in the entertainment industry.