puff·​er | \ ˈpə-fər \

Definition of puffer 

1 : one that puffs

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Today, the model took a selfie—complete with supermodel-worthy pout—in a highlighter yellow long sleeve shirt, an oversized T-shirt, and a giant black puffer vest. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "What Is Kendall Jenner Trying to Tell Us With Her XXL Puffer Vest?," 20 Dec. 2018 On top of their under-$40 accessories line at Walmart and their epic Macy's line (packed with puffer coats and mini skirts), the Jenner sisters have just released their first-ever party collection at PacSun. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Kendall and Kylie Jenner Launched Their First-Ever Holiday Clothing Collection – and Nothing's Over $36," 29 Nov. 2018 There are also puffers for $59.99, cashmere for $49.99, and $29.99 cashmere accessories. Glamour, "All The Black Friday Fashion Deals You Need to Know," 22 Nov. 2018 Or, go preppy with a puffer vest, hiking sneakers, and raw denim jeans. Jade Vallario, Teen Vogue, "Best Fall Boots: Hiking Boots Under $160," 10 Oct. 2018 Joanna Kulig answers the door to her midtown Manhattan hotel room in the all-black uniform of the predawn SoulCycle devotee: sweat pants, puffer jacket, sensible shoes. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "Joanna Kulig, the Dazzling Star of Cold War, Is About to Have a Very Big Year," 10 Dec. 2018 Flannel shirts, puffer jackets, and pajamas are all discounted from 11/19 to 11/25. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "These Are the Most Amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for 2018," 26 Nov. 2018 For Teigen and Monae, fluffy, teddy bear-style coats fit the bill, while Rihanna went directional and slipped into a puffer that doubled as a portable sleeping bag. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "These Celebs Nailed the Art of Airport Style This Year," 28 Nov. 2018 And, for his appearance in Paris on November 8, the actor decided to wear a look that might be one of the greatest red carpet flexes of all time: a Moncler Pierpaolo Piccioli puffer gown complete with a hood and gloves. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Ezra Miller Wore a Montcler Pierpaolo Piccioli Puffer Gown to the "Fantastic Beasts" Premiere," 8 Nov. 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


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