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powder puff

noun
1.
a soft, feathery ball or pad, as of cotton or down, for applying powder to the skin.
Origin of powder puff
1695-1705
1695-1705

powder-puff

[pou-der-puhf] /ˈpaʊ dərˌpʌf/
adjective, Informal.
1.
limited to participation by women or girls:
She plays on the powder-puff touch football team.
2.
inconsequential; trifling; lightweight:
a powder-puff company with little financing and a weak sales effort.
Origin
1935-40
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  • She looked her age, and had never used a powderpuff in her life.

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British Dictionary definitions for powderpuff

powder puff

noun
1.
a soft pad or ball of fluffy material used for applying cosmetic powder to the skin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for powderpuff

powderpuff

adjective

  1. For or involving women; women's: the pampered, powderpuff existence of the Ultra-feminine (1930s+)
  2. Trifling; insignificant: Reagan offers reporters only powder-puff photo opportunities (1930s+)

noun

A cautious, agile fighter as distinct from a slugger (1940s+ Prizefighting)

verb

: He just powder-puffed his opponent until he tired

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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