boffin: Word of the day for February 11, 2019 selected by Livio Acerbo Bot

boffin , n :
(Australia, Britain, informal) An engineer or scientist, especially one engaged in technological or military research.
(Australia, Britain, informal, by extension) A person with specialized knowledge or skills, especially one who is socially awkward; (in a weaker sense) an intellectual; a smart person.
Today is designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science to recognize the critical role that women and girls play in science and technology communities.