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

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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 In February, Michael Kim opened My Swing Studio, an indoor golf studio in Redwood City, while Meichih started selling three-layer carrot cakes and cream puff kits on Instagram. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, "Former chefs of Michelin-starred Maum are headed to the Peninsula's first food hall," 26 Apr. 2021 For a lighter hit of matcha, try the cream puff, where the airy filling offers in at whisper levels. Amy Drew Thompson,, "On trend: 5 places to try matcha in Orlando," 5 Mar. 2021 But is his rare, turbocharged, all-wheel-drive cream puff enough to take the win? Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, "Replacing a BMW M3 for $20,000: Window Shop with Car and Driver," 26 Feb. 2021 Customers also clamor for the start of éclair and cream puff season. Mary Carole Mccauley,, "Sweet success: Four generations and 90 years of Goll’s bakery in Havre de Grace," 26 Feb. 2021 Japanese cream puff chain Beard Papa opened at the end of November at the center, while Omakase to Go gave the location a go earlier this month. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "Hard-to-find Cambodian food is now on the menu in Grand Prairie," 31 Dec. 2020 Bates suggests two easy favorites that are relatable and completely doable: a cream puff (choux) filled with a chocolate-Nutella ganache and a dark chocolate molten lava cake known as a moelleux. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Ring in 2021 with a European flair," 29 Dec. 2020 There’s also caviar with toast and toppings ($100), desserts such as a cream puff made with wagyu tallow ($6) and lots of wine. Janelle Bitker,, "48 Bay Area restaurants serving special New Year’s Eve feasts for takeout," 22 Dec. 2020 Alika Ali was working the drive-thru, giving cream puff boxes to passing cars. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'I'm going back Sunday.' People are loving State Fair's pumpkin spice cream puff," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of cream puff

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 May 2021

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cream puff


English Language Learners Definition of cream puff

: a type of light pastry that is filled with whipped cream or a sweetened cream filling and often topped with chocolate
informal : a weak person : a person who can be easily controlled or defeated
informal : a used car that is in very good condition

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