[ pou-der-puhf ]
/ ˈpaʊ dərˌpʌf /

adjective Informal.

limited to participation by women or girls: She plays on the powder-puff touch football team.
inconsequential; trifling; lightweight: a powder-puff company with little financing and a weak sales effort.


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Origin of powder-puff

First recorded in 1935–40

Definition for powder-puff (2 of 2)

powder puff


a soft, feathery ball or pad, as of cotton or down, for applying powder to the skin.

Origin of powder puff

First recorded in 1695–1705
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British Dictionary definitions for powder-puff

powder puff


a soft pad or ball of fluffy material used for applying cosmetic powder to the skin
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