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poof 1

 (po͞of)
interj.
Used to indicate a sudden vanishing: The magician waved a wand, and poof! The birds disappeared!

[Imitative.]

poof 2

 (po͞of)
n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for an effeminate man, especially an effeminate gay man.

[Probably alteration of puff, braggart, gay man, from puff (influenced by poof).]

poof

(pʊf; puːf) or

poove

n
slang offensive Brit a male homosexual
[C20: from French pouffe puff]
ˈpoofy adj

poof1

(pʊf, puf)

interj.
1. (used to indicate a sudden disappearance): Poof! The rabbit disappeared.
[1815–25]

poof2

(puf, pʊf)

n.
usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as insulting.
Brit. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. n.
1. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a male homosexual.)
2. (a contemptuous term used to refer to an effeminate male.)
[1840–50; < French pouffe pouf]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poof - offensive term for an openly homosexual manpoof - offensive term for an openly homosexual man
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
gay man, shirtlifter - a homosexual man
Translations

poof

[pʊf] N (Brit) (pej) → maricón m

poof

pouf [ˈpʊf]
n (British)pédé m
exclhop!

poof

n (dated Brit pej inf) → Warme(r) m (dated inf), → Schwule(r) m (inf)

poof

[pʊf] n (Brit) (offensive) → finocchio
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