meaning of boffin

boffin meaning in General Dictionary

a scientist or professional specially one engaged in armed forces analysis

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  • (Brit slang) a scientist or technician involved with armed forces analysis

boffin meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"person engaged in revolutionary research," particularly in aviation, 1945; previous "elderly naval officer" (1941), most likely from 1 regarding the "Mr. Boffins" of English literary works (as in "Our shared buddy").