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powder puff

n.
A soft pad for applying powder to the skin.
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powder puff

n
a soft pad or ball of fluffy material used for applying cosmetic powder to the skin
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pow′der puff`


n.
a soft ball or pad, as of cotton or down, for applying powder to the skin.
[1695–1705]
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Translations
labutěnka
pudderkvast
púderpamacs
púîurkvasti, púîi til aî púîra sig meî
pudra ponponu

powder puff

npiumino della cipria
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

powder

(ˈpaudə) noun
1. any substance in the form of fine particles. soap powder; milk-powder.
2. a special kind of substance in this form, used as a cosmetic etc. face-powder; talcum powder.
3. formerly, gunpowder. powder and shot.
verb
to put powder on (one's face or body). She powdered her nose.
ˈpowdered adjective
in the form of fine particles of dust. powdered chocolate.
ˈpowdery adjective
like powder. powdery soil.
powder puff
a piece of very soft material used to apply face-powder etc.
ˈpowder room noun
a women's restroom.
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Didn't she know there was such a thing as a powder puff? Women like that brought their own troubles upon themselves, that's what they did.
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Powder puffs are dipped in the make-up then on the face - absorbing oils, dirt or pollution on your face.
OHIM said earlier that Duarte could use its mark to sell tissues and powder puffs.
Dutch sisters Saskia and Heidi Van Der Linden offered those taking up the off-beat a variety of gifts, including flowers, peppermints, drinks, handkerchiefs and powder puffs.
Make-up brushes coated with every blusher you've ever owned, powder puffs the colour of fake tan and sponge-tip applicators from last year's eyeshadow are about to get their marching orders.
In that case why, I wonder, did she turn up at the British Soap Awards - where I was also a guest - wearing an outfit so skimpy is resembled a couple of pink powder puffs with a matching hankie and proceed to circle every photographer like a spider stalking its prey.
NICK FALDO, armed only with his "powder puff'' drives, knows it is now or never for his Ryder Cup dreams.