from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Flattering, often exaggerated praise and publicity, especially when used for promotional purposes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An act of puffing.
  • n. Fulsome public praise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of puffing; bestowment of extravagant commendation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Systematic puffing; extravagant praise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a flattering commendation (especially when used for promotional purposes)


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  • " However, using anonymous accounts for blatant misrepresentation and puffery - known as sock puppetry - is often spotted and the offending content challenged or removed by other editors. "

    - BBC article about Wikipedia.

    April 24, 2015