[ kreem-puhf ]
/ ˈkrim ˌpʌf /
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a nearly hollow shell made from choux pastry and filled with custard or whipped cream.
- a weak or timid person.
- a gay man.
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!
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Origin of cream puff
First recorded in 1850–55
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How to use cream puff in a sentence
He had a tough style, these folks say, but Moore was no creampuff either.
British Dictionary definitions for cream puff
a shell of light pastry with a custard or cream filling
informal an effeminate man
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