AskDefine | Define poof

Dictionary Definition

poof n : offensive terms for an openly homosexual man [syn: fagot, faggot, fag, fairy, nance, pansy, queen, queer, poove, pouf]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation

  • po͝of, /pʊf/, /pUf/
    Rhymes: -ʊf

Homophones

  • pouf, pouffe (with certain dialects and/or accents)

Interjection

  1. Onomatopoeia indicating a cloud of smoke or wind; caused by a deflating object, or a magical disappearance.
  1. Poof, he was gone.

Derived terms

Noun

  1. In the context of "UK|US|Australian English|pejorative|slang": A male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.
  2. The product of flatulence, or the sound of breaking wind.

Synonyms

Translations

A male homosexual.
The product of flatulence.

Verb

  1. To vanish or disappear.
    He poofed into thin air.
  2. To break wind; to fart.

Extensive Definition

The term poof can be used in several ways:
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