puff·​er | \ ˈpə-fər How to pronounce puffer (audio) \

Definition of puffer

1 : one that puffs

Examples of puffer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The same yellow popped out on big-knit scarves with Fendi naively stitched on, suiting and suede jacket and a big pillow-y puffer jacket. Washington Post, "Milan designers hybridize menswear for next fall/winter," 13 Jan. 2020 Outside the window, a family in matching puffer coats peered at her. Lizzie Feidelson, The New Yorker, "Maria Bamford Melds Speed Dating and Standup Comedy," 30 Dec. 2019 Dilly was last seen wearing glasses, gray sweatpants, a maroon puffer jacket and black tennis shoes. Sarah Jackson, NBC News, "Ohio boy still missing over a week after disappearing on way to school," 29 Dec. 2019 And, for this festive occasion, Middleton embraced a casual—but still polished!—ensemble that was built around an essential winter coat: the puffer jacket. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Kate Middleton’s Bright Puffer Coat Is the Cure to Winter Blues," 4 Dec. 2019 The 37-year-old mother’s ombré turquoise and purple braids splayed across her white puffer jacket. Lateshia Beachum, Washington Post, "She was arrested for leaving her special-needs son at a hospital. Now moms are rallying behind her.," 13 Dec. 2019 Huffman wore a pair of leggings and light puffer jacket, while Macy, 69, wore a pair of shorts, a crewneck sweater and Chicago Cubs baseball cap. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy Go on Hike in L.A. One Month After Her Release from Prison," 8 Dec. 2019 Below, show six similar puffers that are Kate the Great-approved. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Kate Middleton’s Bright Puffer Coat Is the Cure to Winter Blues," 4 Dec. 2019 But a deal would wrap up much of Kering’s acquisition firepower up in a puffer jacket, leaving little room to expand into other areas, such as jewelry. Washington Post, "How Much Is a Moncler Puffer Jacket Worth?," 5 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of puffer

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jan 2020

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“Puffer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puffer. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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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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