how to pronounce boffin


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the above transcription of boffin is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

boffin is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of boffin in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… Britain's favorite boffin has no eyes …”

meanings of boffin


  1. A person with specialized knowledge or skills, especially one who is socially awkward; (in a weaker sense) an intellectual; a smart person.
  2. An engineer or scientist, especially one engaged in technological or military research.

boffin frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word boffin occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics boffin can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that boffin can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) people, society, and culture;

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