cream-puff

cream puff

noun
1.
a hollow pastry made with cream puff paste and filled with custard sauce or whipped cream.
2.
Informal.
a.
a weak or timid person; sissy.
b.
a vehicle or machine that has been kept in unusually good condition or is very easy to operate.

Origin:
1885–90

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cream puff
 
n
1.  a shell of light pastry with a custard or cream filling
2.  informal an effeminate man

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cream puff definition


  1. n.
    a weakling; a wimp. : Don't be a cream puff all your life! Join a health club!
  2. n.
    a used car that is in very good condition. : This one is a real cream puff. Only driven to church by a little old lady.
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