1Used to convey the suddenness with which someone or something disappears: once you’ve used it, poof—it’s gone
More example sentences
- Sachi and I were still arguing about completely pointless things like what it means to fall head over heels in love, when all of the sudden, poof!
- It is said that when a neighbor accidentally killed Gotti's young son when he struck the poor kid with his car, that the neighbor subsequently disappeared, poof!
- Within half an hour, the persistent pain in my right hip joint just disappeared - poof! - and has yet to return.
Early 19th century: symbolic.
Mid 19th century: perhaps an alteration of the archaic noun puff in the sense 'braggart'.
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