- feeling self-important; arrogant; pompous.
- swollen; puffy.
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Examples from the Web for puffed-up
Neither author, for instance, subjected readers to puffed-up cartoon versions of themselves sporting a tricorn hat.Rush Limbaugh Has No Business Teaching History to Our Kids
September 10, 2013
And that puffed-up humbug Atkins blowin' about his Christianity and all!Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
Alas for Jack and his puffed-up pride which was doomed to a sudden fall!Blackbeard: Buccaneer
Ralph D. Paine
How do you reconcile that puffed-up heart with the pious devotion in which you are being brought up?The Correspondence of Madame, Princess Palatine, Mother of the Regent; of Marie-Adlade de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne; and of Madame de Maintenon, in Relation to Saint-Cyr</p>
Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d Orlans; Marie Adelaide, of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy; and Madame de Maintenon
Wounded, bleeding, swollen with puffed-up sores, hope for no repose.The Bird
"I am afraid you will be some puffed-up youngsters in the morning," he said.Grand-Daddy Whiskers, M.D.
Nellie M. Leonard