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(Written also pouff)
Offensive term for an openly homosexual man.  Synonyms: fag, faggot, fagot, fairy, nance, pansy, poof, poove, queen, queer.
Thick cushion used as a seat.  Synonyms: hassock, ottoman, pouffe, puff.

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"Pouf" Quotes from Famous Books

... Miss Welse, the strong salt water and the big waves and the heavy boats for smooth or rough—that I know. But the fresh water, and the little canoes, egg-shells, fairy bubbles; a big breath, a sigh, a heart-pulse too much, and pouf! over you go; not so, that I do not know." Baron Courbertin smiled self-commiseratingly and went on. "But it is delightful, magnificent. I have watched and envied. Some day I ...
— A Daughter of the Snows • Jack London

... on for over three months, and then, pouf! I was down like a shot. My patients were nearly all up, but the reaction from overwork made me an easy victim of the lurking germs. Then Jube loomed up as a nurse. He put everyone else aside, and with the doctor, a friend of mine from a neighbouring town, took ...
— The heart of happy hollow - A collection of stories • Paul Laurence Dunbar

Words linked to "Pouf" :   seat, gay man, depreciation, disparagement, faggot, puff, derogation, shirtlifter

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