Definition of puftaloon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpʌftəluːn/


A small fried cake, spread with jam, sugar, or honey, and usually eaten hot.
Example sentences
  • It is unlikely that someone will ask you to share a ‘puftaloon’ (a fried scone) at a ‘shivoo’ (party).
  • A puftaloon is a fried scone known to be cooked in Australia. They are popular with children in winter.


Late 19th century: origin uncertain; perhaps related to puff.

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