Definitions for puff

Definitions for (noun) puff

Main entry: blow, puff

Definition: forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth

Usage: he gave his nose a loud blow; he blew out all the candles with a single puff

Main entry: drag, puff, pull

Definition: a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

Usage: he took a puff on his pipe; he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly

Main entry: puff, pouf, pouffe, ottoman, hassock

Definition: thick cushion used as a seat

Main entry: powderpuff, puff

Definition: a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin

Main entry: quilt, puff, comfort, comforter

Definition: bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together

Main entry: puff

Definition: exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)

Main entry: puff

Definition: a light inflated pastry or puff shell

Main entry: puff, puff of air, whiff

Definition: a short light gust of air

Definitions for (verb) puff

Main entry: heave, puff, gasp, pant

Definition: breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted

Usage: The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily

Main entry: huff, puff, chuff

Definition: blow hard and loudly

Usage: he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain

Main entry: blow up, puff, puff out, puff up

Definition: to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"

Usage: puffed out chests

Main entry: puff

Definition: speak in a blustering or scornful manner

Usage: A puffing kind of man

Main entry: puff, puff up

Definition: praise extravagantly

Usage: The critics puffed up this Broadway production

Main entry: whiff, puff

Definition: smoke and exhale strongly

Usage: puff a cigar; whiff a pipe

Main entry: puff, drag, draw

Definition: suck in or take (air)

Usage: draw a deep breath; draw on a cigarette

Main entry: puff

Definition: make proud or conceited

Usage: The sudden fame puffed her ego

Definitions for (adj) puff

Main entry: puff, puffed

Definition: gathered for protruding fullness

Usage: puff sleeves

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