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cream puff

or cream·puff

[ kreem-puhf ]
/ ˈkrim ˌpʌf /
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noun
a nearly hollow shell made from choux pastry and filled with custard or whipped cream.
Slang.
  1. a weak or timid person.
  2. 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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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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