powder-puff

adjective
pow·​der-puff | \ ˈpau̇-dər-ˌpəf How to pronounce powder-puff (audio) \

Definition of powder-puff

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

powder puff

noun

Definition of powder puff (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of powder-puff in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Crosby High School held its annual powder puff football games. Elliott Lapin, Houston Chronicle, "Crosby girls play football powder puff-style," 13 Sep. 2019 Think of it as an upgrade to the usual powder puffs that come free with your favorite powders, but with a millennial friendly twist. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Beautyblender Launched the Powder Pocket Puff," 16 Aug. 2018 There’s even a mirror and a compartment for the powder puff built into the compact which makes application a breeze. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "I’m Obsessed with Using This Setting Powder to Keep My Shiny Forehead at Bay," 19 May 2019 Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez make the GOP Freedom Caucus look like powder puffs. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Speaker Ocasio-Cortez," 6 Mar. 2019 Mums' blossoms may be as extravagant as a cheerleader's pom-pom or as dainty as a powder puff. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow the Most Gorgeous Chrysanthemums This Fall," 9 Aug. 2018 Mums' blossoms may be as extravagant as a cheerleader's pom-pom or as dainty as a powder puff. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow the Most Gorgeous Chrysanthemums This Fall," 9 Aug. 2018 Mums' blossoms may be as extravagant as a cheerleader's pom-pom or as dainty as a powder puff. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow the Most Gorgeous Chrysanthemums This Fall," 9 Aug. 2018 Mums' blossoms may be as extravagant as a cheerleader's pom-pom or as dainty as a powder puff. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow the Most Gorgeous Chrysanthemums This Fall," 9 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of powder-puff

Adjective

1939, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1697, in the meaning defined above

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powder puff

noun

English Language Learners Definition of powder puff

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

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