cream puff


Definition of cream puff

1 : a round shell of light pastry filled with whipped cream or a cream filling
2 : an ineffectual person
3 : something trifling, inconsiderable, or easily dealt with
4 : a usually used motor vehicle that is in especially good condition

Examples of cream puff in a Sentence

We'll never win with a bunch of cream puffs on our team! everyone thinks tonight's game will be a cream puff, and so it hasn't generated a lot of interest
Recent Examples on the Web There are also two to-go kiosks for quick cream puff-getting along Grandstand Avenue. Amy Schwabe, Journal Sentinel, 15 July 2022 What landed in front of me was a baseball-sized cream puff with a crunchy craquelin top, filled to order with caramelized banana creme diplomat and sour orange caramel. Kendra Vaculin, Bon Appétit, 17 May 2022 Beard Papa's Japanese cream puff shop Beard Papa’s officially debuted in Arizona and chose Gilbert for its second location. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 14 Apr. 2022 There will be a cream puff drive-thru at Wisconsin State Fair Park Dec. 9 through Dec. 12. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Nov. 2021 The holiday season just got a little merrier for State Fair cream puff lovers. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Nov. 2021 For desserts, the tarte tropézienne is more cream puff than tart, but the Pavlova and the warm chocolate cake with white chocolate ice cream are worth every calorie. New York Eateries, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 Hearty starters include truffle and wild mushroom bisque with a parmesan cream puff and beef tartare with mezcal, hot mustard and marrow aioli. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 13 Sep. 2021 Anyone who gets a shot there will receive a voucher for a free cream puff redeemable at the Cream Puff Pavilion. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 5 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cream puff

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Jul 2022

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“Cream puff.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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