puff piece


Definition of puff piece

chiefly US, informal + disapproving

  1. :  a story, news report, etc., that praises someone or something too much The story was just another puff piece to help the mayor get reelected.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to blow in short gusts

    :  to exhale forcibly

    :  to breathe hard :  pant

  1. :  an act or instance of puffing :  whiff

    :  a slight explosive sound accompanying a puff

    :  a perceptible cloud or aura emitted in a puff

  1. :  of, relating to, or designed for promotion or flattery

  1. :  a part of a whole: such as

    :  fragment

    :  portion, allocation

  1. :  to repair, renew, or complete by adding pieces :  patch

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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