cream puff

or cream·puff

[ kreem-puhf ]
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  1. a nearly hollow shell made from choux pastry and filled with custard or whipped cream.

  2. Slang.

    • a weak or timid person.

    • a gay man.

  1. Slang. a vehicle or machine that has been kept in unusually good condition or is very easy to operate: Wow, this old Rolls drives like a dream. What a cream puff!

Origin of cream puff

First recorded in 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use cream puff in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cream puff

cream puff

  1. a shell of light pastry with a custard or cream filling

  2. informal an effeminate man

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