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 Asahi Bakery: Mochi, castella (vanilla, tea or chocolate sponge cake), shu cream (cream puff), red bean or cream pan (bread). Kimi Robinson, azcentral, "Ramen, tempura, curry: The best things to eat at Arizona Matsuri Japanese festival," 18 Feb. 2020 But Beard Papa’s has more than just cream puffs: The quirky dessert locale also has cheesecake, chocolate fondant, and custard cream drinks. Cristin Espinosa, Dallas News, "Crepes and fish-shaped cakes: 5 must-visit Asian dessert spots at Frisco Ranch," 12 Feb. 2020 But before the Tilt-A-Whirl seats get sticky with soda and cream puffs, these attractions undergo a set of rigorous safety checks. William Langhorne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Inspectors check state fair rides for safety starting 10 days before opening; here's how the process works," 1 Aug. 2019 Spoonfuls of crème brulee, mini cream puffs and salted carmel pot de crème are on the sweets menu. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "These are the most exciting Indianapolis restaurants opening in 2020," 31 Dec. 2019 The single blueberries in each of the miniature cream puffs from Soleil and Suns Bakery. Denise Coffey,, "A Seasonal Tradition Tastefully Done," 4 Dec. 2019 We will be reminded that the 2019 Pats are a house of cards, artificially inflated by an early season lineup of cream puff opponents, but ultimately exposed by the reality of an inept offense., "With four weeks to play and the red-hot Chiefs coming to town, the Patriots are the number two seed, and the Super Bowl seems far away.," 2 Dec. 2019 Parisian-Style Gnocchi Gratin Parisian gnocchi are made from pâte à choux, a classic French pastry dough primarily used to make éclairs, cream puffs and cheese gougère. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Taking the gnocchi challenge," 1 Oct. 2019 The Patriots had a schedule crammed with cream puffs before the Ravens visited, but things are about to get a little more challenging. Brad Biggs,, "NFL power rankings for Week 11: Lamar Jackson-led Ravens ascend to the top spot; Bears edge their way into the top 20," 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of cream puff

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Feb 2020

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“Cream puff.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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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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