Monday, August 25, 2008

Word of the Day


Pronunciation: \ˈbä-fən\
Function: noun
Etymology: origin unknown
Date: 1945

chiefly British : a scientific expert; especially : one involved in technological research

"Prior to pairing up with Andy, the wandering electro boffin had formed a pretty-boy-going-on-pervy synth band called Depeche Mode."

— Richard Smith "Being Boring: Erasure", Seduced and Abandoned, 1995

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