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poof

1
[ poo f, 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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Nearby words

poobah, pooch, pood, poodle, poodle-faker, poof, poofter, pooh, pooh bah, pooh-bah, pooh-pooh

Origin of poof

1
First recorded in 1815–25

Definition for poof (2 of 2)

poof

2
[ poof, poo f ]
/ puf, pʊf /

noun British Slang.

Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a male homosexual.
Offensive. an effeminate male.
Also pooff, pouf, poove, poof·ter.

Origin of poof

2
1840–50; < French pouffe pouf1
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poof

poove

/ (pʊf, puːf) /

noun

British derogatory, slang a male homosexual
Derived Formspoofy, adjective

Word Origin for poof

C20: from French pouffe puff
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