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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bouffant, puffyadjective

    being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing

    "a bouffant skirt"

  2. puffy, intumescent, tumescent, tumid, turgidadjective

    abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas

    "hungry children with bloated stomachs"; "he had a grossly distended stomach"; "eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids"; "swollen hands"; "tumescent tissue"; "puffy tumid flesh"

  3. gusty, puffyadjective

    blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts

    "puffy off-shore winds"; "gusty winds "


  1. puffyadjective

    Of or pertaining to puffs or puffiness; being pillow-like, exhibiting swelling, inflated

  2. puffyadjective

    Speaking or writing in an exaggeratedly eloquent and self-important manner

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Puffyadjective

    Etymology: from puff.

    Emphysema is a light puffy tumour, easily yielding to the pressure of your fingers, and ariseth again in the instant you take them off. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

    An unjudicious poet, who aims at loftiness, runs easily into the swelling puffy stile, because it looks like greatness. Dryden.


  1. Puffy

    Puffy (パフィー, Pafī, stylized as PUFFY) is a Japanese pop rock duo formed in Tokyo in 1995, consisting of singers Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura. In the United States, they adopted the name Puffy AmiYumi to avoid legal naming conflicts with Sean Combs, who also performed under the name Puffy. They sing in Japanese and English. Onuki and Yoshimura were scouted by Sony-affiliated talent agencies and put together in the mid-1990s. Most of their work was produced or co-written by Tamio Okuda and Andy Sturmer, formerly of the bands Unicorn and Jellyfish, respectively.The pair's first release "Asia no Junshin" (1996) sold a million records. They gained mainstream success in Japan during 1998, following the release of their album Jet CD and continued with several more full-length releases (totaling 15 million sales in Japan).In 2004, an animated series featuring cartoon versions of Onuki and Yoshimura, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, premiered on the US Cartoon Network. Although their characters were voiced by actresses, the singers portrayed themselves for short live-action segments taped in Japan.


  1. puffy

    Puffy generally refers to something that is swollen, distended, bloated, or inflated. It is often used to describe physical characteristics where a certain sense of fullness or roundness is exhibited, such as a puffy face or puffy eyes, as well as objects like a puffy cloud or a puffy pillow.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puffyadjective

    swelled with air, or any soft matter; tumid with a soft substance; bloated; fleshy; as, a puffy tumor

  2. Puffyadjective

    hence, inflated; bombastic; as, a puffy style

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of puffy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of puffy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of puffy in a Sentence

  1. Heather Knutson:

    The real problem is that these cloud layers are hiding the atmospheric absorption signals we are trying to measure, in some cases, high-altitude clouds can make a small planet with a puffy, hydrogen-rich atmosphere look like it has a much more compact atmosphere made of heavier gases, such as water or carbon dioxide.

  2. Tamara Duker Freuman:

    Excess sodium can cause fluid retention [ not bloating per se ] and can give a' puffy' appearance, but more so in the face and extremities than in the abdomen.

  3. Jennifer Lopez:

    You and Mase are like his heroes, OK ? it's like every party we do, anything we do, it's like' Put on Puffy and Mase.'.

  4. Bam Margera:

    I did not know that I had gnarly Covid and my body was shutting down. I went into four seizures, each one lasting 10 to 20 minutes. On the fourth one I bit my tongue so hard it was nearly falling off. It got so swollen and puffy it wouldn’t fit in my mouth. I was drinking the infected blood, which gave me pneumonia, as well. i went to the hospital and had my fifth seizure and then couldn’t breathe without a tube down my throat. I woke up five days later thinking I was there for just a couple hours. I spent eight days in there.

  5. Alec Baldwin:

    I am at the airport and I am about to go on a trip to go do a little job and I am, as I often am, miserable. I'm very sad whenever I leave my family, i'm sorry my eyes are still so puffy. I'm not sleeping.

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