poof
I. interjection Date: 1824 — used to express disdain or dismissal or to suggest instantaneous occurrence II. noun also poove (plural poofs; also pooves) Etymology: perhaps alteration of 2puff Date: circa 1860 British usually disparaging a male homosexual

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  • poof — poof·ter; poof; poof·tah; …   English syllables

  • poof — poof1 [po͞of, poof] interj. [echoic of a sudden discharge] 1. used to express suddenness of disappearance. appearance, etc. 2. POOH1 poof2 [poof, po͞of] [Brit. Slang] Brit. Slang n. a male homosexual: often an offensive term: also poofter …   English World dictionary

  • poof — (n.) effeminate man, male homosexual, c.1850, perhaps a corruption of puff. The Australian extended form poofter is attested from 1910 …   Etymology dictionary

  • poof — a derogatory slang term for a homosexual or effeminate man, is also written poove (and pronounced accordingly). The plural forms are poofs and pooves …   Modern English usage

  • poof — (also pouf, poofter) ► NOUN Brit. informal, derogatory ▪ an effeminate or homosexual man. DERIVATIVES poofy adjective. ORIGIN perhaps an alteration of puff in the obsolete sense «braggart» …   English terms dictionary

  • poof — poof1 [ puf, puf ] interjection used for saying that something happened suddenly or that someone or something disappeared suddenly: Poof! It was gone. poof poof 2 [ puf ] noun count BRITISH OFFENSIVE an offensive word for a gay man ╾ poof|y [… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • poof — poof1 /poof, poohf/, interj. 1. (used to express or indicate a sudden disappearance): Poof! The magician made the rabbit disappear. 2. pooh1 (def. 1). [1815 25] poof2 /poohf, poof/, n. Brit. Slang (disparaging and offensive) …   Universalium

  • poof — poof1 [puf, pu:f] n also poof|ter [ˈpuftə, ˈpu:f US ər] BrE taboo informal a very offensive word for a ↑homosexual man. Do not use this word. poof 2 poof2 interjection [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Natural sound] used when talking about something… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • poof — [[t]p ʊf[/t]] poofs also pouf 1) N COUNT A poof is a homosexual man. [BRIT, INFORMAL, OFFENSIVE] 2) EXCLAM Some people say poof to indicate that something happened very suddenly. They approach, embrace, and poof! they disappear in a blinding… …   English dictionary

  • poof — 1 also poof.ter noun (C) BrE an offensive word for a homosexual man poofy adjective compare pouf 2 interjection 1 used when talking about something that happened suddenly: Then poof! She was gone. 2 used to show that you do not agree with or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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