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puffery

[ puhf-uh-ree ]
/ ˈpʌf ə ri /
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noun, plural puff·er·ies.

undue or exaggerated praise.
publicity, acclaim, etc., that is full of undue or exaggerated praise.

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Origin of puffery

First recorded in 1730–35; puff (in the sense “to praise with exaggeration”) + -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for puffery

puffery
/ (ˈpʌfərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

informal exaggerated praise, esp in publicity or advertising
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