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From puff +‎ -y.

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puffy (comparative puffier, superlative puffiest)

  1. Swollen or inflated in shape, as if filled with air; pillow-like.
  2. Coming or exhaling in puffs.
    puffy breath
    A puffy fat man in a tracksuit came jogging around the corner.
  3. Speaking or writing in an exaggeratedly eloquent and self-important manner.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 20:
      There has been much puffy stuff written about whether Lyell's uniformitarianism permitted variations in intensity of causes, or whether he applied his logic in a consistent way, and whether he assumed indefinite stretches of geological time.

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