puff·er | \ˈpə-fər \

Definition of puffer 

1 : one that puffs

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Nokia’s outfits are reason enough to watch the video, though the ravers dancing at her side have some pretty wild looks of their own: think, neon green cargo pants, sporty tracksuits, metallic silver puffer jackets, and even a Teletubbies backpack. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Princess Nokia’s New Music Video Is a Tribute to Cybergoth Raver Style," 13 July 2018 Plenty of moody florals, slick patent leather, and puffer jackets await—check out the very best street style from Spring 2018 Couture Fashion Week. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "The Best Street Style From Spring 2018 Couture Fashion Week," 26 Jan. 2018 And its coaches have usually been dressed for success (aside, perhaps, from Arsène Wenger in his giant Arsenal puffer coat). New York Times, "How Gareth Southgate Made the Waistcoat a Surprise World Cup M.V.P.," 13 July 2018 There were sweeping velvet capes, nerd plaid pantsuits and black bell-bottoms; puffer jackets, platform sneakers and feather boas. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Gucci Has a Rave in a Cemetery," 31 May 2018 Miranda likes to walk around New York City wearing overalls, a puffer coat, and a dad hat. Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "I Think About This a Lot: Sex and the City Edition," 6 June 2018 One day spring temperatures call for light t-shirts and jeans, and the next day comfortable snow boots and puffer coats. Gershona Annor, Teen Vogue, "How to Transition Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring Like a Fashion Girl," 25 Apr. 2018 At the recent men’s and couture shows, guys and girls wrapped up in neon football scarves, puffer scarves, or Burberry checks. Emily Farra, Vogue, "22 Reasons to Make a Vibrant Scarf Your Calling Card This Month," 29 Jan. 2018 Suits, puffer coats, nylon jumpsuits and anoraks round out the collection. Colleen Barry, The Seattle Times, "Versace goes punk wild with homey looks," 13 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of puffer

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of puffer

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


puff·er | \ˈpəf-ər \

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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