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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.

Puff Quotations

Each of us should think of the future. Every puff on a cigarette is another tick closer to a time bomb of terrible consequences. Christopher Hitchens didn't care about the consequences of smoking cigarettes. Tragically, he died of throat cancer in December 2011.
Ray Comfort

I get asked to read new works a lot, in the hope that I will give a quotation and I will only give a 'puff' for a book I truly love.
Peter James

Grace is sufficient even though we huff and puff with all our might to try and find something or someone that it cannot cover. Grace is enough.
Brennan Manning

Umm... I don't judge my relationship with Puff or Bad Boy according to other people or past artists. At the end of the day, you are in charge of your career, and you can't depend on no man to do anything for you. I've learned to judge relationships with a person on myself and that person, not what they have done with previous people.
French Montana

I huff and puff and struggle with every sentence, paragraph and page - sometimes every word as well.
Aidan Chambers
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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
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