Puff Definition

pŭf
puffed, puffing, puffs
noun
puffs
A short forceful exhalation of breath.
American Heritage Medicine
A short, sudden burst or gust, as of wind, or an expulsion, as of breath.
Webster's New World
A brief sudden emission of air, vapor, or smoke.
American Heritage Medicine
The sound of this.
Webster's New World
A small quantity of vapor, smoke, etc. expelled at one time.
Webster's New World
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verb
puffed, puffing, puffs
To blow in puffs, as the wind.
Webster's New World
To give forth puffs of smoke, steam, etc.
Webster's New World
To breathe rapidly and hard, as from running.
Webster's New World
To come in puffs, as smoke.
Webster's New World
To blow, drive, give forth, etc. in or with a puff or puffs.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Puff

  • From Middle English puffen to puff from Old English pyffan perhaps of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English pyffian

    From Wiktionary

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