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poof

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[ poof, poof ]
/ pʊf, puf /
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interjection

(used to express or indicate a sudden disappearance): Poof! The magician made the rabbit disappear.

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Origin of poof

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First recorded in 1815–25

Definition for poof (2 of 2)

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[ poof, poof ]
/ puf, pʊf /

noun British Slang.

Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a gay man.
Offensive. an effeminate male.
Also pouf; poof·ter [poof-ter] /ˈpuf tər/ . Sometimes pooff; poove [poov] /puv/ .

Origin of poof

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First recorded in 1840–50; from French pouffe “puff”; see origin at pouf1
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British Dictionary definitions for poof

poof

poove

/ (pʊf, puːf) /

noun

British derogatory, slang a male homosexual

Derived forms of poof

poofy, adjective

Word Origin for poof

C20: from French pouffe puff
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