1. Nonsense, humbug
2. Verbal abuse
ETYM Akin to German and Swed. puff a blow, Dan. puf, Dutch pof; of imitative origin. Related to Buffet.
1. A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); SYN. drag, pull.
2. A short light gust of air; SYN. puff of air, whiff.
3. A light inflated pastry or puff shell.
4. Exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes).
a slight puff or blast