powder-puff

adjective pow·der-puff \ ˈpau̇-dər-ˌpəf \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of powder-puff

: of, relating to, or being a traditionally male activity or event done or played by women
  • a powder-puff football game

First Known Use of powder-puff

1939


powder puff

noun

Definition of powder puff

: a small fluffy device (such as a pad) for applying cosmetic powder

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First Known Use of powder puff

1697


POWDER-PUFF Defined for English Language Learners

powder puff

noun

Definition of powder puff for English Language Learners

  • : a small, round piece of soft material that is used to put powder on your face or body


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