Puff Synonyms & Definitions

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• PuffDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (n.) To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance.
  2. (n.) A puffball.
  3. (v. t.) To praise with exaggeration; to flatter; to call public attention to by praises; to praise unduly.
  4. (v. t.) To cause to swell or dilate; to inflate; to ruffle with puffs; -- often with up; as, a bladder puffed with air.
  5. (n.) To blow in puffs, or with short and sudden whiffs.
  6. (n.) To blow, as an expression of scorn; -- with at.
  7. (n.) A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff.
  8. (n.) Anything light and filled with air.
  9. (n.) A utensil of the toilet for dusting the skin or hair with powder.
  10. (n.) An exaggerated or empty expression of praise, especially one in a public journal.
  11. (n.) a kind of light pastry.
  12. (v. t.) To repel with words; to blow at contemptuously.
  13. (n.) To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated.
  14. (n.) To breathe quick and hard, or with puffs, as after violent exertion.
  15. (v. t.) To drive with a puff, or with puffs.
  16. (v. t.) To inflate with pride, flattery, self-esteem, or the like; -- often with up.
  17. (a.) Puffed up; vain.

• PufferDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (n.) The common, or harbor, porpoise.
  2. (n.) A kier.
  3. (n.) One who puffs; one who praises with noisy or extravagant commendation.
  4. (n.) Any plectognath fish which inflates its body, as the species of Tetrodon and Diodon; -- called also blower, puff-fish, swellfish, and globefish.
  5. (n.) One who is employed by the owner or seller of goods sold at suction to bid up the price; a by-bidder.