/ (ˈpʊftə, ˈpuːf-) /
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noun derogatory, slang
a man who is considered effeminate or homosexual
NZ a contemptible person
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Word Origin for poofter
C20: expanded form of poof
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Example sentences from the Web for poofter
Having bought whole chunks of Rodeo Drive when it was cheap, he died a wealthy poofter at the ripe old age of 89.