Definition of poof noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pʊf//
; NAmE NAmE//pʊf//
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(also poofter
BrE BrE//ˈpʊftə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊftər//
(British English, taboo, slang) an offensive word for a homosexual man
Word Originnoun mid 19th cent.: perhaps an alteration of the archaic noun puff in the sense ‘braggart’.

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