The gougéres are finished when they appear crisp, golden, and puffed while their interiors remains slightly soft.
After losing the first set, she puffed out her cheeks and ripped a ball across the court.
Some came wrapped in what looked like puffed up fabric worms, with hair just as knotted and twisted.
She pulled out a cigarette, lit it, and puffed away, right in front of Whitey.
Orshansky puffed on a device that looked like a dental tool.
I'm puffed up with money, and have n't the heart I once had.
Winkleman puffed out his chest and protruded his great beard.
Mrs. Bell panted and puffed, and Matty stopped once to breathe hard.
He will not be puffed up by success, or unduly depressed by failure.
What he learned of farming in that week might have been balanced on the point of a penknife and puffed off.
c.1200, perhaps Old English, puf, puffe "short, quick blast; act of puffing," from puff (v.). Meaning "type of light pastry" is recorded from late 14c.; that of "small pad for applying powder to skin or hair" is from 1650s. Figurative sense of "flattery, inflated praise" is first recorded 1732. Derogatory use for "homosexual male" is recorded by 1902.
Old English pyffan "to blow with the mouth," of imitative origin. Meaning "pant, breathe hard and fast" is from late 14c. Used of small swellings and round protuberances since 1530s. Transitive figurative sense of "exalt" is from 1530s; shading by early 18c. into meaning "praise with self-interest." Related: Puffed; puffing.