Definition of puff:
- A breath from the mouth emitted suddenly and with some force; a whiff; a slight gust of wind; anything swollen and light; an exaggerated commendation or advertisement.
- To send air from the mouth with a single and sudden blast; to swell, as with wind; to inflate; to swell with pride; to praise unduly; to breathe quick and hard, as after violent exertion.
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His big brown hands were clasped behind his head, his chin rested on his broad chest, his eyes were closed, he occasionally thrust his lower lip forward and sent a puff of breath upwards to scatter the flies from his face; he looked a big monument of comfort, and answered his aunt's remarks lazily: Yes, aunt, I'll do my best; and to me, Miss Melvyn, while here, please bear in mind that it will be no end of pleasure to me to do anything for your enjoyment.- "My Brilliant Career", Miles Franklin.
- "The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain", G. A. Henty.
- "Tom Swift and his Motor-cycle", Victor Appleton.