Etymology
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boffin (n.)

"person engaged in innovative research," especially in aviation, 1945; earlier "elderly naval officer" (1941), of uncertain origin, probably from one of the "Mr. Boffins" of English literature (as in "Our Mutual Friend").

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Definitions of boffin

boffin (n.)
(British slang) a scientist or technician engaged in military research;
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