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.

Nearby words

  1. poobah,
  2. pooch,
  3. pood,
  4. poodle,
  5. poodle-faker,
  6. poofter,
  7. pooh,
  8. pooh bah,
  9. pooh-bah,
  10. pooh-pooh

Also pooff, pouf, poove, poof·ter.

Origin of poof

2
1840–50; < French pouffe pouf1

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British Dictionary definitions for poofter

poofter

/ (ˈpʊftə, ˈpuːf-) /

noun derogatory, slang

a man who is considered effeminate or homosexual
NZ a contemptible person

Word Origin for poofter

C20: expanded form of poof

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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Word Origin and History for poofter
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