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Definition of "poof" [poof]

  • Used to indicate a sudden vanishing: The magician waved a wand, and poof! The birds disappeared! (interjection)
  • Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for an effeminate or homosexual male. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "poof" in a sentence
  • "The burden of poof is on those who would deny of commonsense ie hardwired position."
  • "In the UK we’d call it a puff of smoke, a poof is a story altogether. scar"
  • "Reminds me of the hippie releasing the white 'dove of peace' in MARS ATTACKS which really and truly goes "poof" - more like "sizzlepoof.""