Definitions of puff

  1. To drive air from the mouth in a single and quick blast; to swell the cheeks with air; to blow in seorn; to breathe with vehemence; to move about with burry; to inflate.
  2. To inflate; swell; praise fulsomely; pant; breathe hard.
  3. To blow, drive, etc., with whiffs or little blasts; swell, as with wind; praise in too high terms; arrange in puffs, as the hair.
  4. To drive with a puff: to swell with a wind: to praise in exaggerated terms.
  5. To drive with wind; infiate; praise to excess.
  6. To send out air, smoke, breath, etc., with sudden force; breathe quick and hard, as a runner; swell with air; swell with importance.
  7. To blow in puffs or whiffs: to swell or fill with air: to breathe with vehemence: to blow at, in contempt: to bustle about.
  8. To pant; bustle about.
  9. to swell or cause to enlarge, " Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
  10. make proud or conceited; " The sudden fame puffed her ego"
  11. smoke and exhale strongly; " puff a cigar"; " whiff a pipe"
  12. To drive with a blast of wind or air; to inflate; to praise with exaggeration.
  13. To send air from the mouth with a single and sudden blast; to swell, as with wind; to inflate; to swell with pride; to praise unduly; to breathe quick and hard, as after violent exertion.
  14. 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"
  15. thick cushion used as a seat
  16. exaggerated praise ( as for promotional purposes)
  17. a light inflated pastry or puff shell
  18. a short light gust of air
  19. a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin
  20. blow hard and loudly; " he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain"
  21. speak in a blustering or scornful manner; " A puffing kind of man"
  22. suck in or take ( air); " draw a deep breath"; " draw on a cigarette"
  23. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff.
  24. Anything light and filled with air.
  25. a kind of light pastry.
  26. An exaggerated or empty expression of praise, especially one in a public journal.
  27. To blow in puffs, or with short and sudden whiffs.
  28. To blow, as an expression of scorn; -- with at.
  29. To breathe quick and hard, or with puffs, as after violent exertion.
  30. To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated.
  31. To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance.
  32. To drive with a puff, or with puffs.
  33. To repel with words; to blow at contemptuously.
  34. To cause to swell or dilate; to inflate; to ruffle with puffs; -- often with up; as, a bladder puffed with air.
  35. To inflate with pride, flattery, self- esteem, or the like; -- often with up.
  36. To praise with exaggeration; to flatter; to call public attention to by praises; to praise unduly.
  37. Puffed up; vain.
  38. A short quick blast; a sudden breath forced out; a soft ball or pad used to apply powder to the skin or hair; a soft roll of hair; a light cake or tart filled with cream, etc.; colloquially, exaggerated praise.
  39. A sudden, forcible breath: a sudden blast of wind: a gust or whiff: a fungous ball containing dust: anything light and porous, or swollen and light: a kind of light pastry: an exaggerated expression of praise.
  40. PUFFER.
  41. Sudden blast of wind; anything light and porous; light pastry; excessive or interested praise.
  42. Public and fulsome praise.
  43. A spongy or fluffy article.
  44. A breath from the mouth emitted suddenly and with some force; a whiff; a slight gust of wind; anything swollen and light; an exaggerated commendation or advertisement.
  45. A quick forcible breath; a sudden and short blast of wind; a whiff; a fungous ball filled with dust; something swelled and light; a light pasty; exaggerated commendation.