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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fagot, faggot, fag, fairy, nance, pansy, queen, queer, poof, poove, poufnoun

    offensive term for a homosexual man


  1. poofnoun

    A male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.

  2. poofnoun

    The product of flatulence, or the sound of breaking wind.

  3. poofverb

    To vanish or disappear.

    He poofed into thin air.

  4. poofverb

    To break wind; to fart.

  5. poofinterjection

    Onomatopoeia indicating a cloud of smoke or wind; caused by a deflating object, or a magical disappearance.

    Poof, he was gone.

  6. Etymology: Onomatopoeic.


  1. poof

    1) In slang context, it is often used as derogatory term to refer to a gay man. 2) It can also be used to describe someone who is soft, weak, or lacking in courage. 3) In other contexts, "poof" is used as an onomatopoeic term, to describe a sudden disappearance or evaporation; often associated with magic. It's usage and meaning can vary dramatically based on context.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of poof in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of poof in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of poof in a Sentence

  1. Da Silva:

    On Monday, the water was just crazy. And yesterday morning I got here, everything was fine, my garage was still here, the other part of the house was still here, and it just couldn't stop raining, and then an hour and a half later, everything poof( vanished) because the rain just hasn't stopped. Johan Fourie said Da Silva fled Da Silva home in Amanzimtoti, Kwazulu-Natal, just before part of it collapsed.

  2. John Kerry:

    And, poof, that was sort of the moment.

  3. Frank Vandall:

    There are many people who could say that if the president says it, poof, that's good enough for me, the messenger is enormously important.

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