cream puff


noun

a hollow pastry made with cream puff paste and filled with custard sauce or whipped cream.
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.

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Origin of cream puff

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

  • 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

a shell of light pastry with a custard or cream filling
informal an effeminate man
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