There are 2 definitions of poof in English:

poof1

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Pronunciation: /pʊf
 
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(also pouf)

exclamation

  • 1Used to describe a sudden disappearance: once you’ve used it, poof—it’s gone
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    • 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.
  • 2Used to express contemptuous dismissal: ‘Oh, poof!’ said Will. ‘You say that every year.’
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    • Oh poof - you're no fun anymore.
    • Oh, poof! You do not understand a little soldierly enthusiasm.

Origin

early 19th century: symbolic.

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There are 2 definitions of poof in English:

poof2

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Pronunciation: /pʊf
 
, puːf
 
/
(also pouf or poove)

noun

British informal , • derogatory
  • An effeminate or homosexual man.

Derivatives

poofy

adjective (poofier, poofiest)

Origin

mid 19th century: perhaps an alteration of the archaic noun puff in the sense 'braggart'.

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