a soft, feathery ball or pad, as of cotton or down, for applying powder to the skin.
limited to participation by women or girls:
She plays on the powder-puff touch football team.
inconsequential; trifling; lightweight:
a powder-puff company with little financing and a weak sales effort.
a soft pad or ball of fluffy material used for applying cosmetic powder to the skin
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It began with the small powder puff of a few years ago.