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Definition of Puff

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

The honors of this world, what are they but puff, and emptiness, and peril of falling?
Saint Augustine

I have a pet lizard named Puff, five goldfish - named Pinky, Brain, Jowels, Pearl and Sandy, an oscar fish named Chef, two pacus, an albino African frog named Whitey, a bonsai tree, four Venus flytraps, a fruit fly farm and sea monkeys.
Chris Pratt

I learned how music works dealing with Jermaine Dupri, and I learned how image works dealing with Puff Daddy.
Usher

People think when you get a record deal all your problems will go away. We know that the bigger we get, the more problems we'll have. I guess Puff Daddy was somewhat - what's the word? - prophetic in that respect.
Brad Delson
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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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