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Definition of Puff


  1. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff.
  2. Anything light and filled with air.
  3. A puffball.
  4. a kind of light pastry.
  5. A utensil of the toilet for dusting the skin or hair with powder.
  6. An exaggerated or empty expression of praise, especially one in a public journal.
  7. To blow in puffs, or with short and sudden whiffs.
  8. To blow, as an expression of scorn; -- with at.
  9. To breathe quick and hard, or with puffs, as after violent exertion.
  10. To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated.
  11. To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance.
  12. To drive with a puff, or with puffs.
  13. To repel with words; to blow at contemptuously.
  14. To cause to swell or dilate; to inflate; to ruffle with puffs; -- often with up; as, a bladder puffed with air.
  15. To inflate with pride, flattery, self-esteem, or the like; -- often with up.
  16. To praise with exaggeration; to flatter; to call public attention to by praises; to praise unduly.
  17. Puffed up; vain.
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Puff Translations

puff in Dutch is pof, poef
puff in French is souffle
puff in German is Hauch
puff in Italian is alito
puff in Portuguese is sopro
puff in Spanish is bollo esponjado