Welcome to the new LearnersDictionary.com. We want to hear your thoughts about the new design.

puff

Save
1puff/ˈpʌf/verb
puffspuffedpuffing
1puff
/ˈpʌf/
verb
puffspuffedpuffing
Learner's definition of PUFF  
: to breathe smoke from a cigarette, pipe, etc., in and out of the lungs
[no object]
[+ object]
: to produce or send out small clouds of smoke or steam
[+ object]
[no object]
   b  always followed by an adverb or preposition[no object]  : to move in a particular direction while producing clouds of steam or smoke
informal [no object] 
: to breathe loudly especially because of hard physical activity
   b  always followed by an adverb or preposition  : to move or do something while breathing loudly
[no object]  : to become larger and rounder than normal — usually + up
   b  [+ object]  : to make (something) larger and rounder than normal — usually + up

huff and puff

— see 1huff

puff out

[phrasal verb]
puff (something) out or puff out (something) 
: to make (something) larger and rounder by filling it with air

puff (up) with pride

◊ When you puff (up) with pride or when you are puffed (up) with pride, you are very proud and stand or sit up straighter because of it.

— puffed

adjective
2puff/ˈpʌf/noun
pluralpuffs
2puff
/ˈpʌf/
noun
pluralpuffs
Learner's definition of PUFF  
[count]  : an act of breathing something (such as smoke or medicine) into your lungs
[count]  : a movement of gas, smoke, or air that can be seen or felt — usually + of
[count]  : a light, round pastry that contains a sweet filling
— see also cream puff
British, informal + disapproving  : speech or writing that praises someone or something too much
[noncount]
[count]
[noncount]British, informal  : breath 1
— see also powder puff
Comments & Questions  
Comments & Questions
What made you want to look up puff? Include any comments and questions you have about this word.