boffin

“baw-fin”

n- An engineer or scientist, especially one engaged in technological or military research.

by extension, A person with specialized knowledge or skills, especially one who is socially awkward; (in a weaker sense) an intellectual; a smart person

“Our boffins finally broke the enemy’s code!”

 

Origin unknown; a number of possible etymologies have been suggested,[1] but no conclusive evidence yet exists.

 

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