\ ˈpüf , ˈpu̇f \

Definition of poof 

(Entry 1 of 2)

used to express disdain or dismissal or to suggest instantaneous occurrence

poof

noun
\ ˈpüv , ˈpu̇v \
variants: or less commonly poove
plural poofs also pooves

Definition of poof (Entry 2 of 2)

British, disparaging + offensive

: a male homosexual

First Known Use of poof

Interjection

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for poof

Noun

perhaps alteration of puff entry 2

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poodle

poodle dog

pooer

poof

poofter

poogye

pooh

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English Language Learners Definition of poof

—used to say that something has happened suddenly or that someone or something has disappeared

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