- enPR: po͝of, IPA(key): /pʊf/
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- Rhymes: -ʊf, -uːf
- Homophones: pouf, pouffe (with certain dialects and/or accents)
- Onomatopoeia indicating a small explosion with a cloud of smoke; as caused by a deflating object, or a magical disappearance.
- Poof, he was gone.
- 1995, Kevin Spacey as Verbal, The Usual Suspects, written by Christopher McQuarrie:
- The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. And like that, poof. He's gone.
deflating object or a magical disappearance
poof (plural poofs)
- (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, derogatory, colloquial) A male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:male homosexual
A male homosexual.