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puff

[ puhf ]
/ pʌf /
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noun
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of puff

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English verb puffen, Old English pyffan, puffan (compare Middle Dutch puffen ); imitative of the sound

OTHER WORDS FROM puff

puff·ing·ly, adverbun·puffed, adjectiveun·puff·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for puff

puff
/ (pʌf) /

noun
verb

Word Origin for puff

Old English pyffan; related to Dutch German puffen, Swiss pfuffen, Norwegian puffa, all of imitative origin
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