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Definition of cream puff in English:

noun

1A cake made of puff pastry filled with cream.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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 informal offensive A male homosexual.
3 [as modifier] US informal Denoting something of little consequence or difficulty: a cream-puff assignment
More example sentences
  • 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.
4North American informal A second-hand car or other item maintained in excellent condition: a twelve-year-old Cadillac—a real cream puff

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