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cream puff

noun
1.
a hollow pastry made with cream puff paste and filled with custard sauce or whipped cream.
2.
Informal.
  1. a weak or timid person; sissy.
  2. a vehicle or machine that has been kept in unusually good condition or is very easy to operate.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for cream-puff

cream puff

noun
1.
a shell of light pastry with a custard or cream filling
2.
(informal) an effeminate man
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Slang definitions & phrases for cream-puff

cream puff

noun phrase
  1. A weakling; sissy, wimp: Opponents might get the idea Lemon is a cream puff (1930s+)
  2. Something for sale, esp a used car in splendid condition and a tremendous bargain: before you believe, much less see, any of the ''creampuffs'' in the classifieds (1940s+ Salespersons)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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