Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: verb

To inflate; swell; praise fulsomely; pant; breathe hard.

Part of speech: noun

A sudden, forcible breath; a whiff.

Part of speech: noun

Public and fulsome praise.

Part of speech: noun

A spongy or fluffy article.

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Usage examples "puff":

  1. Twenty minutes later another puff of smoke, followed by a second report, excited the attention of an officer on the deck of the loyal ship. - "A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat", Oliver Optic.
  2. It’ s long since I’ ve had the price Of a clay in my pouch: and I’ m half- dead for a puff. - "Krindlesyke", Wilfrid Wilson Gibson.
  3. So saying, he handed the paper to Harris, who, taking it with some difficulty, having to lean far out because of a ditch between himself and Brookhouse, lost his hold upon it, and a light puff of wind sent it directly into my face. - "Out of a Labyrinth", Lawrence L. Lynch.