Origin of puffy
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There were boyish suits from yesteryear with puffy white sleeves and fur collars worn by androgynous creatures with white faces.Valentino, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen at Paris Fashion Week
March 4, 2014
As Driggs told me, zipping her puffy blue coat on the way out to lunch, “I always come out of these things energized.”Tea Party Is 5! No More Tantrums?
February 28, 2014
The puffy tacos, fajitas, and enchiladas at Bar Ama in Los Angeles.
Do the puffy taco, but make it better, the way I remember it.
Note to those from warm climes: Snowbanks are not puffy and cushiony.Note to Drivers: All Wheel Drive Does Not Give You Superpowers, Just a Dangerous Overconfidence
March 12, 2013
He saw enormous stomachs, puffy thighs, and strong round arms.Therese Raquin
He was a dumpy, puffy little Italian, and played the heavy father.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)
He laced the gloves back on them, over the purple, puffy knuckles.Once to Every Man
It looked battered, puffy, and inflamed, as if he had been drinking and fighting.The Call of the Blood
Robert Smythe Hichens
A wheen blue an' puffy, but the pulse is better than I would have expeckit.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
- short of breath
- swollen or bloateda puffy face
- pompous or conceited
- blowing in gusts
Word Origin and History for puffy
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper