- Poof is defined as the sound made to show that something disappeared.
An example of poof is what is written when a character diappears in a picture book.
- The definition of a poof is a slang and offensive term for a feminine gay male.
A gay man who carries a handbag is an example of a poof.
- used to express suddenness of disappearance. appearance, etc.
Origin: echoic of a sudden discharge
- poofy adjective
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noun Offensive Slang
Origin: Probably alteration of puff, braggart, homosexual man, from puff (influenced by poof1).