Associations to the word «Puff»


PUFF, noun. (countable) A sharp exhalation of a small amount of breath through the mouth.
PUFF, noun. (uncountable) The ability to breathe easily while exerting oneself.
PUFF, noun. (countable) A small quantity of gas or smoke in the air.
PUFF, noun. (informal) (countable) An act of inhaling smoke from a cigarette, cigar or pipe.
PUFF, noun. (countable) A flamboyant or alluring statement about an object's quality.
PUFF, noun. (dated) (slang) A puffer, one who is employed by the owner or seller of goods sold at auction to bid up the price; an act or scam of that type.
PUFF, noun. A puffball.
PUFF, noun. A powder puff.
PUFF, noun. (uncountable) (slang) The drug cannabis.
PUFF, noun. (countable) A light cake filled with cream, cream cheese, etc.
PUFF, noun. (derogatory) (slang) (British) (particularly northern UK) a homosexual; a poof
PUFF, noun. (slang) (dated) (UK) life
PUFF, verb. (intransitive) To emit smoke, gas, etc., in puffs.
PUFF, verb. (intransitive) To pant.
PUFF, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To advertise.
PUFF, verb. To blow as an expression of scorn.
PUFF, verb. To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated.
PUFF, verb. To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance.
PUFF, verb. To drive with a puff, or with puffs.
PUFF, verb. To repel with words; to blow at contemptuously.
PUFF, verb. To cause to swell or dilate; to inflate.
PUFF, verb. To inflate with pride, flattery, self-esteem, etc.; often with up.
PUFF, verb. To praise with exaggeration; to flatter; to call public attention to by praises; to praise unduly.
PUFF ADDER, noun. Alternative form of puffadder
PUFF OUT, verb. To inflate
PUFF OUT, verb. To blow briefly and lightly.
PUFF PASTRIES, noun. Plural of puff pastry
PUFF PASTRY, noun. A light, flaky pastry that is made by repeatedly folding the rolled pastry into many layers
PUFF PIECE, noun. A journalistic form of puffery; an article or story of exaggerating praise that often ignores or downplays opposing viewpoints or evidence to the contrary.
PUFF PIECES, noun. Plural of puff piece
PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON, verb. (slang) (humorous) To smoke marijuana.
PUFF UP, verb. To inflate with air.
PUFF UP, verb. To swell due to injury or illness.
PUFF UP, verb. To become proud. (Often written as puffed up with pride.)

Dictionary definition

PUFF, noun. A short light gust of air.
PUFF, noun. A light inflated pastry or puff shell.
PUFF, noun. Exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes).
PUFF, noun. Bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together.
PUFF, noun. A soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin.
PUFF, noun. Thick cushion used as a seat.
PUFF, noun. A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); "he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly".
PUFF, noun. Forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff".
PUFF, verb. Smoke and exhale strongly; "puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe".
PUFF, verb. Suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette".
PUFF, verb. Breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily".
PUFF, verb. Make proud or conceited; "The sudden fame puffed her ego".
PUFF, verb. Praise extravagantly; "The critics puffed up this Broadway production".
PUFF, verb. Speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man".
PUFF, verb. To swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"; "puffed out chests".
PUFF, verb. Blow hard and loudly; "he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain".
PUFF, adjective. Gathered for protruding fullness; "puff sleeves".

Wise words

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Robert Burton