1

poof

interjection \ ˈpüf , ˈpu̇f \

Definition of poof

used to express disdain or dismissal or to suggest instantaneous occurrence

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poof

noun \ ˈpüv , ˈpu̇v \
variants: or less commonly poove

Definition of poof

plural poofs also pooves
British, disparaging + offensive
: a male homosexual

Origin and Etymology of poof

perhaps alteration of 2puff

First Known Use: 1833

in the meaning defined above


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poof

Definition of poof for English Language Learners

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


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