from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used to indicate a sudden vanishing: The magician waved a wand, and poof! The birds disappeared!
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for an effeminate or homosexual male.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- interj. Onomatopoeia indicating a cloud of smoke or wind; caused by a deflating object, or a magical disappearance.
- n. A male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.
- n. The product of flatulence, or the sound of breaking wind.
- v. To vanish or disappear.
- v. To break wind; to fart.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. offensive term for an openly homosexual man
The burden of poof is on those who would deny of commonsense ie hardwired position.
In the UK we’d call it a puff of smoke, a poof is a story altogether. scar
Reminds me of the hippie releasing the white 'dove of peace' in MARS ATTACKS which really and truly goes "poof" - more like "sizzlepoof."
And "poof" - he's still a toad - no matter how many times Billo kisses him.
Had there not been that glitch -- and I really don't like using the word "glitch" because that was your money going "poof" -- the Dow would have dropped 400 points, not 900.
It's good before a meal, after a meal, when drunk, when taking drugs, while playing football and after being called a poof in the street.
Madison aside, our midge presidents have not served us well: Van Buren was an entitled poof, Benjamin Harrison a craven seat-warmer, and even feisty Harry S. Truman bungled our entry into what was euphemistically called “the Korean conflict,” conspiring to get me into uniform precisely when I was in my sexual prime.
But police never believed him and, specifically, they pointed to this thing called poof dirt, which is the thing in the desert, which is dust.
But it all started here during the presidency of Ulysses Grant, the president who was known to imbibe, would sit on a sofa right here -- it was a round rose-colored sofa called a poof, in case you're wondering -- that they only removed last year.
"I may hold the Seventies record for being called a poof the most times in public by complete strangers," he reports at one point.
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