Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of puff.
  • adj. inflated or swollen
  • adj. consisting of a puff
  • adj. expanded by the use of steam
  • adj. Same as puffed out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In costume, gathered up into rounded ridges, as a sleeve, or one leg of a pair of hose.

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

  • adj. gathered for protruding fullness

Etymologies

from puff (Wiktionary)
Shortened from puffed out. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As Levi points out, someone who is a casual or even first-time visitor might not recognize the dishonesty of a troll like dochunt, since he couches his trollery in puffed-up pseudo-academic arrogance.

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  • Sometimes the train puffed between lines of grey slab fencing in which were armies of white skeleton trees that had been 'rung' for extermination, or with bleached stumps sticking up in a chaos of felled trunks, while in some there had sprung up sickly iron-bark saplings.

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land

  • Some of these managed to dress their hair in puffed out and fashionable ways.

    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences

  • Again the breeze fell flat, then puffed from the old quarter, compelling a shift back of sheets and tackles.

    The Pearls of Parlay

  • But when the track was actually laid by the side of the house, and the steam-engine of the construction train puffed and screamed under the dining-room windows, and the engineer calmly looked in to see what the family had for dinner, she felt, indeed, that they must move.

    The Peterkin Papers

  • Narvaez he described as puffed up by authority, and negligent of precautions against a foe whom he held in contempt.

    History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes

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  • Each word puffed white out of my mouth and the wind shredded it.

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  • This ornamental grass is also called puffed wheat and big quaking grass.

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  • She puts some kind of puffed-vegetable snack in her kids 'Easter baskets, and loudly expresses her hatred for crock-pots and Kraft.

    Freddy in the Future

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