boffo boffo  /ˈbɔ foʊ/


  • (adj) resoundingly successful and popular


  1. But its impact is pure boffo.
  2. Not that boffo grosses come cheap.
  3. The Iliad was boffo, thanks to a strong revenge story mixing love, war and some fabulous poetic effects.


  1. Live Muppet show on the way?

    Disney uses its powers for good ... Remember that "boffo socko script for a Broadway slot" that Kermit the Frog pitched in "The Muppets Take Manhattan?" Well, it might be more than just fodder for an awesome scene in an '80s flick.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Competitions: Shipping Containers To House Crazily-Designed Pop-Up Shops

    BOFFO Building Fashion is back, with a series of three contests in which architects duke it out to create cutting-edge pop-up shops for three famous fashion designers—to be located in one shipping container at the shipping container-filled mall that...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Curbed New York


  1. "It depends on the film, but I would say when they have something that is boffo, it'sa Vegas lesson. You double down. That's the fiscally responsible thing to do," said Pirates director Verbinski. "You need to put more on the table so you...
    on Jun 6, 2007 By: Gore Verbinski Source: Winston-Salem Journal (registration)

  2. "He has a big, mysterious secret in his past that I can't reveal because it is basically the boffo ending of the book," Shanower says.
    on Nov 12, 2009 By: Eric Shanower Source: Hartford Courant

  3. "The simple answer is that audiences really like weddings," says Anne Thompson, film historian, blogger and deputy editor of "It isn't coming from Hollywood's soul; it's coming from where the boffo box office may lie."
    on Jun 25, 2008 By: Anne Thompson Source: USA Today

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