cream puff

noun
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

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

  1. We'll never win with a bunch of cream puffs on our team!

  2. everyone thinks tonight's game will be a cream puff, and so it hasn't generated a lot of interest

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First Known Use of cream puff

1880

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CREAM PUFF Defined for English Language Learners

cream puff

Definition of cream puff for English Language Learners

  • : a type of light pastry that is filled with whipped cream or a sweetened cream filling and often topped with chocolate

  • : a weak person : a person who can be easily controlled or defeated

  • : a used car that is in very good condition



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