Definitions for puffiness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a short, quick blast or emission of air, smoke, vapor, etc.

  2. a small emission of vapor, smoke, etc.

  3. the sound of an emission of vapor, smoke, etc.

  4. an act of inhaling and exhaling, as on a cigarette or pipe; whiff.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. an inflated or distended part of a thing; swelling; protuberance.

  6. a ball of light pastry baked and filled with whipped cream, jam, etc.

    Category: Cooking

  7. a portion of material gathered and held down at the edges but left full in the middle, as on a sleeve.

    Category: Clothing

  8. a cylindrical roll of hair.

    Category: Clothing

  9. a quilted bed covering, usu. filled with down.

    Category: Clothing, Textiles

  10. a commendation, esp. an exaggerated one, of a book, an actor's performance, etc.

  11. Category: Clothing

    Ref: powder puff. 1

  12. a ball or pad of soft material.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  13. (v.i.)to blow with short, quick blasts, as the wind.

  14. to be emitted in a puff.

  15. to emit a puff or puffs of air; breathe quick and hard.

  16. to emit puffs of vapor or smoke.

  17. to go or move with puffing or puffs:

    The train puffed into the station.

  18. to take puffs at a cigar, cigarette, etc.

  19. to become inflated or distended (usu. fol. by up).

  20. (v.t.)to send forth (air, vapor, etc.) in short, quick blasts.

  21. to drive or impel by puffing, or with a short, quick blast.

  22. to smoke (a cigar, cigarette, etc.).

  23. to inflate or distend, esp. with air.

  24. to make fluffy; fluff (often fol. by up):

    to puff up a pillow.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  25. to inflate with pride, vanity, etc. (often fol. by up):

    Their applause puffed him up.

  26. to praise unduly.

  27. to arrange in puffs, as the hair.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of puff:

1175–1225; (v.) ME puffen (cf. MD puffen, LG pof, puf); (n.) ME puf, puffe; of imit. orig.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. swelling, puffiness, lump(noun)

    an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

  2. ostentation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, pretentiousness, puffiness, splashiness, inflation(noun)

    lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity


  1. puffiness(Noun)

    The state or quality of being puffy.

    The puffiness under her eyes made her look older than she really was.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puffiness(noun)

    the quality or state of being puffy


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