Definition of puffy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpʌfi/

adjective (puffier, puffiest)

1(Especially of part of the body) unusually swollen: her eyes were puffy and full of tears
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  • You have to poke them and watch their soft puffy bodies give away and bounce back, hypnotizing you into taking them home and daring you to eat them.
  • His right eye is swollen, puffy and seeping something murky.
  • His once slender face, embedded in our hearts and minds from the extensive news coverage, was now puffy and swollen.
2Soft, rounded, and light: small puffy clouds
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  • Her voice was light and soft as a puffy white cloud.
  • The sky was filled with all sorts of red and orange mixture and soon the sky was filled with puffy soft clouds and twinkling stars.
  • Blue sky, soft, puffy clouds of white with the slightest hint of purple in them.
2.1(Of a garment) padded or gathered to give a rounded shape: a puffy blue ski-jacket
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  • You'll never again have to wear three sweaters and a puffy jacket to look wide.
  • But ‘marriage’ is not necessarily defined as frocking up in a white puffy gown and waltzing down the aisle.
  • Plus, I think I could carry off the pirate look, puffy shirt and all.
3(Of wind or breath) coming in short bursts: his breath was puffy and fast
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  • She was squinting in the sun, saying she'd warmed to that photogenic blue sky / puffy breath combo.
  • He got all puffy and started breathing hard again.



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  • A diesel locomotive crawls puffily onto the track next to them, and every one of the seven instantly snaps to attention.
  • ‘Big thoughts of today's big thinkers’ is how they puffily describe it.
  • The dough, buoyed by the ridiculous quantity of yeast, practically exploded out of the bowl - billowing puffily upwards with what looked like almost unrestrained glee.


Pronunciation: /ˈpʌfɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • You could experience digestive problems, low energy, brain fog, high cholesterol, low blood pressure, pain in the muscles and joints, allergies, puffiness and swelling.
  • Signs that we're burning the candle at both ends often show up in and around the eyes as redness, puffiness and dark circles.
  • I applied lots of foundation to cover up the puffiness and redness around my eyes.

Words that rhyme with puffy

fluffy, huffy, roughie, roughy, scruffy, snuffy, stuffy, toughie

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