Definition of cream puff in English:

cream puff

Syllabification: cream puff


  • 1A cake made of light pastry filled with cream.
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    • If you want to find someone attractive, don't watch them eat a cream puff.
    • The coffee cream puff devoured by mum also got the thumbs-up.
    • The cream puff became popular during the French food mania of the 1960s, said a culinary librarian.
  • 2 informal A weak or ineffectual person.
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    • Oh he's a cream puff compared to other boys I've dated.
    • I can do that first act as this big cream puff, like nothing's wrong and I love playing games as an actor.
    • And make no mistake, the judges are not cream puffs.
  • 2.1 [as modifier] US Denoting something of little consequence or difficulty: a cream-puff assignment
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    • Yeah, it was nice, but I could rattle off double-digit, middle-of-the-road teams that would have won 10 games against that cream-puff schedule.
    • The presidential debates increasingly smell like rig jobs with preconceived answers to cream-puff questions.
    • A top woman player used to be able to get away with a middling first serve and a cream puff second serve.
  • 3North American informal A secondhand car or other item maintained in excellent condition.

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