poof

1 [poof, poof]
interjection
1.
(used to express or indicate a sudden disappearance): Poof! The magician made the rabbit disappear.
2.
pooh1 ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1815–25

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poof

2 [poof, poof]
noun British, Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
a male homosexual.
2.
an effeminate male.
Also, pooff, pouf, poove.


Origin:
1840–50; < French pouffe pouf1

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poof or poove (pʊf, puːf)
 
n
derogatory, slang (Brit) a male homosexual
 
[C20: from French pouffe puff]
 
poove or poove
 
n
 
[C20: from French pouffe puff]
 
'poofy or poove
 
adj

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poof
"effeminate man, male homosexual," c.1850, perhaps a corruption of puff. The Australian extended form poofter is attested from 1910.
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Example sentences
Also one of our chickens got eaten by something, she was sitting on her nest
  and then, poof.
That's precisely the kind stuff you want to show off, while retaining the
  ability to make it go poof.
Perry's campaign diminished into a poof of smoke with each gaffe or stiff
  answer.
Further poof is obtained by studying core level spectra.
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