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PUFFY (puffier, puffiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does puffy mean? 

PUFFY (adjective)
  The adjective PUFFY has 3 senses:

1. being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing
2. abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
3. blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts

  Familiarity information: PUFFY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PUFFY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing

Synonyms:

bouffant; puffy

Context example:

a bouffant skirt

Similar:

big; large (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent)


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Meaning:

Abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas

Synonyms:

bloated; distended; intumescent; puffed; swollen; tumescent; turgid; tumid; puffy

Context examples:

hungry children with bloated stomachs / he had a grossly distended stomach / eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids / swollen hands / tumescent tissue / puffy tumid flesh

Similar:

unhealthy (not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind)


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Meaning:

Blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts

Synonyms:

gusty; puffy

Context examples:

puffy off-shore winds / gusty winds

Similar:

stormy ((especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion)


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