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Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

Old English _pyffian_

Old English pyffian

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* Rhymes: -ʌf

  • Rhymes: -ʌf

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

PUFF (_countable and uncountable_, _plural_ PUFFS) * (countable) A sharp exhalation of a small amount of breath through the mouth. * (uncountable) The ability to breathe easily while exerting oneself. _out of puff_ * (countable) A small quantity of gas or smoke in the air. _puff of smoke_ * Flatman to every PUFF of wind a slave * (informal, countable) An act of inhaling smoke from a cigarette, cigar or pipe. * (countable) A flamboyant or alluring statement about an object's quality. * (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. * 1842, "A Paper on Puffing", in _Ainsworth's Magazine_ Is nothing to be said in praise of the "Emporiums" and "Repositories" and "Divans," which formerly were mere insignificant tailors', toymen's, and tobacconists' shops? Is the transition from the barber's pole to the revolving bust of the perruquier, nothing? — the leap from the bare counter-traversed shop to the carpeted and mirrored saloon of trade, nothing? Are they not, one and all, practical PUFFS, intended to invest commerce with elegance, and to throw a halo round extravagance? * 1848, Mrs. White, "Puffs and Puffing", in _Sharpe's London Magazine_ Here the duke is made the vehicle of the tailor's advertisement, and the prelusive compliments, ostensibly meant for his grace, merge into a covert recommendation of the coat. Several specimens might be given of this species of PUFF, which is to be met with in almost every paper, and is a favourite form with booksellers, professional men, &c. * 2008, David Paton-Williamspage, _Katterfelto_, page xii He was the eighteenth century king of spin, or, in the language of the day, the "prince of PUFF". * A puffball. * A powder puff. * (uncountable, slang) The drug cannabis. * (countable) A light cake filled with cream, cream cheese, etc. _cream puff_ * (derogatory, slang, UK, particularly northern UK) a homosexual; a poof * (slang, dated, UK) life * 1938, P. G. Wodehouse (Bertie Wooster speaking of Spode) in _The Code of the Woosters_ Did you ever in your PUFF see such a perfect perisher? SYNONYMS * (sharp exhalation of a small amount of breath through the mouth): * (ability to breathe easily while exerting oneself): wind * (small quantity of gas or smoke in the air): * (act of inhaling smoke from a cigarette, cigar or pipe): drag * (cannabis): blow, dope, ganja, pot, weed; _see also_ Wiktionary appendix of cannabis slang * (type of cake): pastry * (poof): _See_ POOF DERIVED TERMS * powder puff * puff pastry * puffer * puffery * puffing * puff piece TRANSLATIONS

puff (countable and uncountable, plural puffs)

  1. (countable) A sharp exhalation of a small amount of breath through the mouth.
  2. (uncountable) The ability to breathe easily while exerting oneself.
    out of puff
  3. (countable) A small quantity of gas or smoke in the air.
    puff of smoke
  4. (informal, countable) An act of inhaling smoke from a cigarette, cigar or pipe.
  5. (countable) A flamboyant or alluring statement about an object's quality.
  6. (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.
  7. A puffball.
  8. A powder puff.
  9. (uncountable, slang) The drug cannabis.
  10. (countable) A light cake filled with cream, cream cheese, etc.
    cream puff
  11. (derogatory, slang, UK, particularly northern UK) a homosexual; a poof
  12. (slang, dated, UK) life

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Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

PUFF (_third-person singular simple present_ PUFFS, _present participle_ PUFFING, _simple past and past participle_ PUFFED) * (intransitive) To emit smoke, gas, etc., in puffs. * (intransitive) To pant. * L'Estrange The ass comes back again, PUFFING and blowing, from the chase. * 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter VI PUFFING and panting, we plodded on until within about a mile of the harbor we came upon a sight that brought us all up standing. * (transitive, archaic) To advertise. * To blow as an expression of scorn. * South It is really to defy Heaven to PUFF at damnation. * To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated. (Can we find and add a quotation of Boyle to this entry?) * To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance. * Herbert Then came brave Glory PUFFING by. * To drive with a puff, or with puffs. * Dryden The clearing north will PUFF the clouds away. * To repel with words; to blow at contemptuously. * Dryden I PUFF the prostitute away. * To cause to swell or dilate; to inflate. _a bladder PUFFED with air_ * Shakespeare the sea PUFFED up with winds * To inflate with pride, flattery, self-esteem, etc.; often with _up_. * Jowett PUFFED up with military success * To praise with exaggeration; to flatter; to call public attention to by praises; to praise unduly. * Macaulay PUFFED with wonderful skill DERIVED TERMS * puffed * puff up * puff out TRANSLATIONS

puff (third-person singular simple present puffs, present participle puffing, simple past and past participle puffed)

  1. (intransitive) To emit smoke, gas, etc., in puffs.
  2. (intransitive) To pant.
  3. (transitive, archaic) To advertise.
  4. To blow as an expression of scorn.
  5. To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Boyle to this entry?)
  6. To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance.
  7. To drive with a puff, or with puffs.
  8. To repel with words; to blow at contemptuously.
  9. To cause to swell or dilate; to inflate.
    a bladder puffed with air
  10. To inflate with pride, flattery, self-esteem, etc.; often with up.
  11. To praise with exaggeration; to flatter; to call public attention to by praises; to praise unduly.

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Was die in der KategorieFINNISH - INTERJECTION
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Finnish - Interjection

PUFF * poof (deflating object or a magical disappearance)

puff

  1. poof (deflating object or a magical disappearance)


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