from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The practice of writing or publishing puffs, or uncritical or venal praises of another person's productions or wares.
  • noun In costume, one or more ridges or ribs intended for ornament; ornamentation by means of such ridges. See puffed.
  • noun In gasteromycetous fungi, the sudden discharging of a cloud of spores. See puffball.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & n. from puff, v. i. & t.
  • (Zoöl.) Same as Puff adder (b), under Puff.
  • (Zoöl.) the common porpoise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of puff.
  • noun law An opinion or judgment, often made by the seller of property to a potential buyer, that is not made as a representation of fact.

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

  • noun blowing tobacco smoke out into the air
  • noun an act of forcible exhalation


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