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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To be fair, the Owls of KSU are a Top 10 team in the FCS rankings, so not a cream puff. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Kent State Golden Flashes at Auburn Tigers odds, picks and best bets," 14 Sep. 2019 It’s hard to pass this charming French patisserie without stopping for a treat: croissants, cinnamon rolls, apple strudel, éclairs, napoleons, cream puffs and much more. Irene Lechowitzky, Los Angeles Times, "Durango, Colo., is all about pizza, pastries and a secret speakeasy on this weekend trip," 8 Aug. 2019 New restaurants such as Beard Papa's, a Japanese cream puff dessert shop, and Phat Eatery, a Malaysian street food restaurant, have helped the developing Katy Asian Town slowly blossom into a foodie destination, according to Morago. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Where to eat: Katy's blazing restaurant scene challenges cookie-cutter chains," 5 July 2019 On the dessert side, choose from bourbon-peach cream puffs, chocolate dream cake, petite pecan pie and more. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, "Red, White and Brews returns to California’s Great America," 20 June 2019 Indoors, where pistachio cream puffs lined silver platters like sugar soldiers, lay another sweet treat—shoes. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Ladurée Was Transformed Into a Wedding Wonderland to Showcase the Best of Bridal Wear," 16 May 2019 Shortly after Green Book picked up the Academy Award for Best Picture, Oscars attendees spilled out of the Dolby Theater and into black cars, frothy gowns tucked into back seats like couture cream puffs. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "A Look Inside the Vanity Fair Oscar Party," 25 Feb. 2019 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

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First Known Use of cream puff

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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