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powder puff

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

First recorded in 1695–1705

powder-puff

[pou-der-puhf]
adjective Informal.
  1. limited to participation by women or girls: She plays on the powder-puff touch football team.
  2. 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
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  • She looked her age, and had never used a powderpuff in her life.

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British Dictionary definitions for powderpuff

powder puff

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