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 The pumpkin spice cream puff will be available through Sunday. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'I'm going back Sunday.' People are loving State Fair's pumpkin spice cream puff," 2 Oct. 2020 Perhaps the cream puff's true power is found in its bond with the Wisconsin State Fair. Daniel Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This cream puff recipe delivers iconic Wisconsin State Fair pastry flavor, even for those lacking artistic skills," 31 July 2020 By taste alone, the cream puff isn't an attention grabber. Daniel Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This cream puff recipe delivers iconic Wisconsin State Fair pastry flavor, even for those lacking artistic skills," 31 July 2020 For dessert there is a Sanders hot fudge cream puff for an extra $4. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Here's where you can catch a fish fry in metro Detroit during Lent," 25 Feb. 2020 Kanakry’s current goals include mastering more desserts like cream puffs, souffles and macarons. Alex Harrison,, "Heartland: Schools offer 20 seconds of light for class of 2020 as part of #BeTheLightOhio," 12 Apr. 2020 This #matcha cream puff from @lightonthesugar bakery was an airy, exquisite delight. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Light on the Sugar, Heavy on Holiday Goodies | Review & Round-Up," 5 Dec. 2019 Beard Papa’s cream puffs first appeared in Japan during the late 1990s. Cristin Espinosa, Dallas News, "Crepes and fish-shaped cakes: 5 must-visit Asian dessert spots at Frisco Ranch," 12 Feb. 2020 Imagine how Wisconsin sports Twitter will respond to his first cream puff. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Giannis recreates his famous smoothie tweet and has discovered another American delicacy," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of cream puff

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Cream puff.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 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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