Definitions of puff:
  • noun:   a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
    Example: "He took a puff on his pipe"
  • noun:   exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)
  • noun:   a light inflated pastry or puff shell
  • noun:   a short light gust of air
  • noun:   forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
    Example: "He blew out all the candles with a single puff"
  • noun:   a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin
  • noun:   bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
  • noun:   thick cushion used as a seat
  • verb:   to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
  • verb:   speak in a blustering or scornful manner
    Example: "A puffing kind of man"
  • verb:   praise extravagantly
    Example: "The critics puffed up this Broadway production"
  • verb:   blow hard and loudly
    Example: "He huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain"
  • verb:   smoke and exhale strongly
    Example: "Puff a cigar"
  • verb:   suck in or take (air)
  • verb:   make proud or conceited
    Example: "The sudden fame puffed her ego"
  • verb:   breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
  • adjective:   gathered for protruding fullness
    Example: "Puff sleeves"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #19483)

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