from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A shell of light pastry filled with whipped cream, custard, or ice cream.
  • noun Slang A weakling.
  • noun Slang An old, especially secondhand car in very good condition.

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  • noun A light, hollow pastry typically filled with cream or custard.
  • noun informal A weak or ineffectual person.
  • noun informal An old motor vehicle in especially good condition.

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  • noun puff filled with cream or custard


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  • The Cream Puff is one of the main attractions at the Wisconsin State Fair. Since their introduction in 1924, cream puffs have grown to be a signature Fair item, selling more than 365,000 annually. The Wisconsin State Fair dairy bakery operates around-the-clock during the Fair to meet the ever-growing insatiable demand.

    Some fairgoers wait all year for a chance to indulge in the rich sweetness of a State Fair cream puff. They are made from the ingredients Wisconsin is famous for — milk, cream, butter and eggs. These cream puffs are huge not dainty like their cousin the profiterole.

    February 13, 2008