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cream puff

also cream·puff (krēm′pŭf′)
n.
1. A shell of light pastry filled with whipped cream, custard, or ice cream.
2. Slang A weakling.
3. Slang An old, especially secondhand car in very good condition.
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cream puff

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creampuff

n
1. (Cookery) a shell of light pastry with a custard or cream filling
2. informal offensive an effeminate man
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cream′ puff`


n.
1. a light, hollow pastry filled with custard or whipped cream.
2. a weak or timid person.
3. a vehicle or machine that has been kept in unusually good condition.
[1885–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cream puff - puff filled with cream or custard
puff - a light inflated pastry or puff shell
eclair - oblong cream puff
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Pipt's garden grew bun- trees, cake-trees, cream-puff bushes, blue buttercups which yielded excellent blue butter and a row of chocolate-caramel plants.
The exact process by which a beefsteak becomes a feeling -- tender or not, according to the age of the animal from which it was cut; the successive stages of elaboration through which a caviar sandwich is transmuted to a quaint fancy and reappears as a pungent epigram; the marvelous functional methods of converting a hard-boiled egg into religious contrition, or a cream-puff into a sigh of sensibility -- these things have been patiently ascertained by M.
Arkansas is always trying to fill out the cream-puff portion of its schedule at this time of the year.
Those who turn up to titter at Sir Alan's jokes ("I know the lyrics to Candle In The Wind, but that doesn't make me Elton John") include a teacher, a pub manager, a "toughcookie cream-puff from New York"
Fujiya committed a big mistake from the first: It did not promptly make public the discovery of the cream-puff irregularities.