puffer

noun puff·er \ ˈpə-fər \
Updated on: 19 Feb 2018

Definition of puffer

1 : one that puffs

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puffer

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Definition of puffer for English Language Learners

  • : a type of poisonous fish that can inflate its body with air so that it forms a ball


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noun puff·er \ ˈpəf-ər \

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