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English definition of “poof”

poof

noun [C] uk (also pouf)   /pʊf/ (also poofter) mainly UK offensive us  
a gay manRelating to sexual preference

poof

exclamation uk   /pʊf/ us  
used to show that something has happened suddenly or by magic: He waved his hand over the empty box and - poof! - a dove appeared.Sounds used as interjectionsInterjections
(Definition of poof from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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