Origin of puffer
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Examples from the Web for puffer
Asked what three items he still had to have in his suitcase, Zee said: “The boots, the puffer jacket, and a pair of solid jeans.”Joe Zee Loves Utah’s Messy Look
January 25, 2011
I hope you will be a good boy and give satisfaction to Professor Puffer.
"I believe you are deceiving me," said Professor Puffer angrily.
"No," answered Puffer, who feared that those reasons might compromise him.
Professor Puffer muttered something, but did not dare to press the demand.
A little reflection, however, allayed the fears of Professor Puffer.
- a person or thing that puffs
- Also called: globefish any marine plectognath fish of the family Tetraodontidae, having an elongated spiny body that can be inflated to form a globe
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Word Origin and History for puffer
1620s, agent noun from puff (v.). As "one who praises or extols," from 1736. As a type of fish that inflates itself in defense, from 1814.
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