puff

[ puhf ]
/ pʌf /
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noun

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. puerto rico,
  2. puerto rico trench,
  3. puerto vallarta,
  4. puertorriqueño,
  5. pufendorf,
  6. puff adder,
  7. puff paste,
  8. puff pastry,
  9. puff piece,
  10. puff-adder

Origin of puff

1175–1225; (v.) Middle English puffen (compare Middle Dutch puffen, Low German pof, puf); (noun) Middle English puf, puffe; of imitative orig.

Related formspuff·ing·ly, adverbun·puffed, adjectiveun·puff·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for puffed

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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Word Origin and History for puffed
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