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cream puff

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noun
  1. a hollow pastry made with cream puff paste and filled with custard sauce or whipped cream.
  2. Informal.
    1. a weak or timid person; sissy.
    2. a vehicle or machine that has been kept in unusually good condition or is very easy to operate.

Origin of cream puff

First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for cream puff

Historical Examples

  • The girl laughed a merry laugh, then hurried away for a cream-puff.

    The Crimson Thread

    Roy J. Snell


British Dictionary definitions for cream puff

cream puff

noun
  1. a shell of light pastry with a custard or cream filling
  2. informal an effeminate man
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