poof

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[ 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

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1840–50; < French pouffe pouf1
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British Dictionary definitions for poofter (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for poofter (2 of 2)

poof

poove

/ (pʊf, puːf) /

noun

British derogatory, slang a male homosexual

Derived Forms

poofy, adjective

Word Origin for poof

C20: from French pouffe puff
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