|a flattering newspaper or magazine article about a person or an organization|
|Main Entry:||puff piece|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||an article or report in the media that is based on exaggerated praise to promote a person, entity, or event|
An approving or flattering article, as in That was really a puff piece about the conductor, written by her cousin. The use of puff for "exaggerated praise" dates from about 1600; piece was added in the mid-1900s.