Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to puffs or puffiness; being pillow-like, exhibiting swelling, inflated
  • adj. Speaking or writing in an exaggeratedly eloquent and self-important manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Swelled with air, or any soft matter; tumid with a soft substance; bloated; fleshy.
  • adj. Hence, inflated; bombastic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Swollen, as with air or some soft substance; puffed up; tumid; soft: as, a puffy tumor.
  • Tumid; turgid; bombastic: as, a puffy style.
  • Coming in puffs; characterized by puffs; gusty.

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

  • adj. abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
  • adj. blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts
  • adj. being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing

Etymologies

puff + -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I received one from the Bienias clan, my great aunt and uncle, from my old employer the RRRC, from my Grandmother Nedrebo's prayer group, my girlfriend and her roommate, my girlfriends family, and four of my guy friends in puffy vests.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • I gotta admit, “Southside” invokes a mental picture of check cashing services, bail bond brokers, dollar stores, and sullen teenagers in puffy jackets.

    Waldo Jaquith - Southern Virginia.

  • It's near the end of the episode, the premise for which is that Shales writes a snippy pan of Sanders's show -- calling him "needy" and "puffy" - faced -- because Larry had never invited him to be a guest on the show.

    TV review of "The Larry Sanders Show" coming out on box set

  • Kristina - if you wore your squeegie, or whatever that thing is called puffy? cushy? to an NKOTB concert, that would be AWESOME

    3+3 and NKOTB

  • These three faces, framed by the window, recalled the puffy cherubs floating among the clouds that surround

    At the Sign of the Cat and Racket

  • The gnocchi are famous and referred to as puffy little clouds that you can enjoy with one of four sauces, the tomato sauce which is the most popular and often referred to as "red sauce," pesto, truffle and cream sauce, or my preference, butter and sage, which allows the flavor of these delightful gnocchi to shine through.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • These three faces, framed by the window, recalled the puffy cherubs floating among the clouds that surround God the Father.

    At the Sign of the Cat & Racket

  • After all, his pleasantry consists chiefly in new-coined puffy language.

    The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 05 Miscellaneous Pieces

  • It's so hard" diatribe from a pseudo-professional, wanna-be cop-hack that's YOU "puffy" -- in case you're confused and have it clutter-up my head just days before having to go back to work.

    From Officer Powell, yet another case of 'poor judgment and insensitivity'? | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • Ive tried your cookie twice and it both came out really "puffy" not flat and chewy and i tried to put less baking soda the second time and it still came out the same. any ideas?

    Banana Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

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