Definition of 'boffin'
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In each case, the boffins work wonders. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So say boffins claiming to have carried out the most rigorous dunk test yet. The Sun (2016)But boffins say more testing is needed before the gel becomes available. The Sun (2010)Worryingly, disaster boffins who have worked on the game insist this scenario could actually happen. The Sun (2016)Our team of techno boffins are working round the clock to get the App up and running. The Sun (2010)This would also help meet increasing global demand for food, say boffins. The Sun (2014)And boffins say it could hold the secret to fighting the effects of long-haul flights. The Sun (2007) BRITISH boffins have produced hot air balloons that are really out of this world. The Sun (2010)She stars as a boffin recruited by British intelligence to foil a plan to use insects in biological warfare. The Sun (2008) British boffins found it makes beds less appealing to house dust mites, the tiny creatures thought to cause asthma and other allergies. The Sun (2012)SPORT makes middleaged people brighter as well as fitter, say boffins. The Sun (2012) BRITISH boffins hope to discover exactly what the moon is made from with an X-ray camera blasted into space yesterday. The Sun (2008)The MoD's boffins say it is the former. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Earlier this year, the US-based boffin worked out a way to genetically restore hair colour in greying mice. The Sun (2011)A walk on the beach or sitting in the sand could expose you to more germs from human waste than a swim, say boffins. The Sun (2015)It does work - the boffin soon acts out of character by being spontaneous, but his actions only cause trouble for his female friends. The Sun (2014)WOMEN are more likely than men to suffer a bad night's sleep if they hit the booze before bedtime, boffins say. The Sun (2011)
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