puffy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj puffy blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts "puffy off-shore winds","gusty winds "
    • adj puffy abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas "hungry children with bloated stomachs","he had a grossly distended stomach","eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids","swollen hands","tumescent tissue","puffy tumid flesh"
    • adj puffy being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing "a bouffant skirt"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rap artist Sean "Puffy" Combs had his first job at age two when he modeled in an ad for Baskin-Robbins ice-cream shops.
    • Puffy Hence, inflated; bombastic; as, a puffy style.
    • Puffy Swelled with air, or any soft matter; tumid with a soft substance; bloated; fleshy; as, a puffy tumor. "A very stout, puffy man."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • puffy Swollen, as with air or some soft substance; puffed up; tumid; soft: as, a puffy tumor.
    • puffy Tumid; turgid; bombastic: as, a puffy style.
    • puffy Coming in puffs; characterized by puffs; gusty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Puffy puffed out with air or any soft matter: tumid: bombastic: coming in puffs
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Imit.; cf. Ger. puffen, &c.

Usage

In literature:

He would certainly leave the somewhat puffy Mr. Francis Gray behind.
"The Hoosier School-boy" by Edward Eggleston
And bread and biscuits and puffy little cakes quite new.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Greg's face appeared on the screen, puffy with sleep.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
Her eyes were puffy, her nose red and dripping.
"The Coffin Cure" by Alan Edward Nourse
I don't even whinny, as those puffy meat horses do.
"The Lost Princess of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
One hand lay fat and puffy on the desk, clutching a pencil in a nervous grip.
"Stubble" by George Looms
When he opened his eyes again he was on his back, looking up through the willows at a puffy cloud that turned against the blue.
"The Varmint" by Owen Johnson
The seventh gift was a little white bedstead, with mattress and sheets, a dear little puffy comfortable, and a dainty coverlet and two pillows.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
He gave me, accordingly, three great puffy rolls.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
But the potatoes were brown and puffy, and the hand of the clock reached to just half-past one.
"The Transformation of Job" by Frederick Vining Fisher
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In poetry:

Don't cry, do not purse your lips up,
They're puffy as it is, dear.
Mind you don't break the drying scab
Of smouldering spring fever.
"Confession" by Boris Pasternak
There was a ridiculous Rat
Who was awfully puffy and fat.
"I'll carry," he said,
"This plate on my head,
'Twill answer in place of a hat."
"The Erratic Rat" by Carolyn Wells
The phantom said, "You'll have all this,
You'll know no kind of huffiness,
Your life will be one chubby bliss,
One long unruffled puffiness!"
"Bob Polter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Then we'll close in
on those puffy eyes.
And a really large close-up
of twitching lips.
(Let's hope this is suggestive of the suffering of the handicapped).
"The Handicapped on Camera (Kaimare Mein Apahij)" by Raghuvir Sahay

In news:

Puffiness , Bags, Dark Cicles and Crowsfeet.
Waking up with puffy eyes can be an everyday thing.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's memoir a puffy self-portrait.
See Kris Jenner's Swollen, Puffy Lips.
Henry The Puffy Taco joins KSAT during the off-season.
Puffy has the same responsibility as a teacher, as a coach.
Wynonna's Sister Ashley Judd Speaks Out After ' Puffy ' Face Comments.
Puffy is a 1 ½ year old spayed female cat.
See Alexis Bellino's Puffy, Bruised Face After Rhinoplasty .
And yes, of course, there's also Jerry's puffy shirt on Seinfeld.
The puffy crust is the real deal.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's memoir a puffy self-portrait .
When it gets beyond the puffy-fluffy, 'Katy Perry: Part of Me' provides a few unexpected insights into the sour side of superstardom.
Puffy amiyumi Long Beach Nightmare NICE.
More like the Seinfeld puffy shirt way.
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In science:

Flat bulgeless and superthin galaxies are part of the class of simple disk galaxies, which ranges from thin, late-type galaxies of morphological Hubble class ∼Scd and later without a bulge component2 to the thicker, puffy disks of bulgeless irregular disks.
The Edge-On Perspective of Bulgeless, Simple Disk Galaxies
However, the difference between flat disks and puffy irregulars is not understood in detail, considering that Irr(f ) ob jects and flat disks can have similar values of their rotational velocity (Fig. 3).
The Edge-On Perspective of Bulgeless, Simple Disk Galaxies
The second is the “puffy disk” where the neutrino tra jectories begin at the surface of last scattering.
Neutrino Spectra from Accretion Disks: Neutrino General Relativistic Effects and the Consequences for Nucleosynthesis
As can be seen from Figure 15, the behavior trend seen in the “flat disk” approximation has been accentuated in the “puffy disk” scenario.
Neutrino Spectra from Accretion Disks: Neutrino General Relativistic Effects and the Consequences for Nucleosynthesis
We found that the difference on the neutrino spectra above the disk was considerable, with the “puffy disk” scenario resulting in a lower energy flux that the “flat disk” scenario as calculated at the same point above the disk.
Neutrino Spectra from Accretion Disks: Neutrino General Relativistic Effects and the Consequences for Nucleosynthesis
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