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poof 1

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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.’
More example sentences
  • 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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poof 2 Line breaks: poof
Pronunciation: /pʊf/
/puːf/
(also pouf or poove)

noun

British informal offensive

Origin

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

Derivatives

poofy

1
Pronunciation: /ˈpʊfi/
/ˈpuːfi/
adjective (poofier, poofiest)

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