interjection \ˈpüf, ˈpf\

—used to say that something has happened suddenly or that someone or something has disappeared

Full Definition of POOF

—used to express disdain or dismissal or to suggest instantaneous occurrence

First Known Use of POOF


Rhymes with POOF


noun \ˈpüv, ˈpv\
plural poofs also pooves

Definition of POOF

British usually disparaging
:  a male homosexual

Variants of POOF

poof also poove \ˈpüv, ˈpv\

Origin of POOF

perhaps alteration of 2puff
First Known Use: circa 1860


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