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

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Paisley wallpaper wrapped around the room as beef sliders, avocado toast, and sugary cream puffs were passed through the crowd. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Natalie Portman and Sia-Composed Songs Stole the Show at Last Night’s Premiere for Vox Lux," 14 Dec. 2018 While other cream puffs emphasize the puff, Nielsen’s potato is really about the cream. Megan Burbank, The Seattle Times, "For a sweet dose of hygge, try Nielsen’s Pastries in Lower Queen Anne," 11 Dec. 2018 Debbie Andrus captured first place for her cream puffs, and Anush Avejic received second place for her Armenian kadayif with cream. Joyce Rudolph,, "Community: Guest chefs have secret recipe for helping homeless," 22 May 2018 Nearby, illustrator Jenny Walton smiled in a marshmallow cream puff–sleeved coat and electric poppy pout that, when worn together, tipped the scales toward all things fresh and exuberant. Vogue, "The Best Street Style Beauty at London Fashion Week," 18 Sep. 2018 Will run for cream puffs: Help the Wisconsin State Fair Foundation by joining the Cream Puff 5K run and 1K walk. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 things to do this week in the southwest suburbs," 10 July 2018 The cost is $45, which includes a cream puff, State Fair ticket, T-shirt, ribbon, beverage and post-race party. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 things to do this week in the southwest suburbs," 10 July 2018 Breakfast rolls out between 9 to 11 a.m. Then cookies and cream puffs start sliding into the shelves right around 11:30 a.m. Bon Appetit, "Burrow," 25 June 2018 The satisfying saviors arrived last: a luscious chocolate pot de crème and a comforting cream puff filled with homemade whipped cream. Lindsey Tramuta, New York Times, "At a Nostalgic Paris Restaurant, Food Takes a Back Seat to Fun," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of cream puff

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cream puff was in 1880

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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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