from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Extremely successful; great.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective slang highly successful; superbly well done.
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- adjective informal Very good or successful
- noun A great
success; a hit
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- adjective resoundingly successful and popular
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Anthony's also got a followup entry at his blog: "[W] hat I neglected to mention in the story is that most of the films have not exactly done 'boffo' business."
For all the latest numbers from Up's "boffo" box office run, domestically and internationally, go to Box Office Mojo.
Actually there is a degree of ammbiguity about the term "boffo" or at least about the root "boff".
Anything to do with Krusty the Klown's gotta be, in his words: "boffo"!
JACK CAFFERTY, CNN ANCHOR: If a critic was writing a review of the Microsoft earnings report, "boffo" would be the word that comes to mind -- boffo.
KING: Also what if you go "boffo" when you meet her?
The guy who gave that "boffo" speech that so impressed her according to SourceWatch.
"[T] he films in this year's Oscar race seem to suggest the world is more globally unified and polyglot than ever before," writes Anthony's also got a followup entry at his blog: "[W] hat I neglected to mention in the story is that most of the films have not exactly done 'boffo' business."
Most jazz, these days, is released on small labels, few of which are generating any kind of boffo profits.
But also according to the source Paramount doesn't think Franco is the kind of boffo box office they want, so the producer and the studio are clashing over the casting.