puffery

noun puff·ery \ ˈpə-f(ə-)rē \
|Updated on: 29 May 2018

Definition of puffery

: exaggerated commendation especially for promotional purposes : hype

Examples of puffery in a Sentence

  1. the newspaper's local stories are often thinly disguised puffery for area businesses

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First Known Use of puffery

1731

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noun puff·ery \ ˈpə-fə-rē \

legal Definition of puffery


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