Pronunciation Interjection
  1. ngd Onomatopoeia indicating a small explosion with a cloud of smoke; as caused by a deflating object, or a magical disappearance.
    Poof, he was gone.
Translations Verb

poof (poofs, present participle poofing; past and past participle poofed)

  1. To vanish or disappear.
    He poofed into thin air.
  2. To break wind; to fart.
Translations Translations Noun

poof (plural poofs)

  1. The product of flatulence, or the sound of breaking wind.


  1. (UK, Australia, NZ, derogatory, colloquial) A male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:male homosexual
    • 2015, Irvine Welsh, A Decent Ride, Random House (ISBN 9781473520974), page 21 ↗:
      He recalls how everybody got called a ‘poof’ at Forrester High School in the seventies. Back then, only ‘wanker’ possibly rivalled it as the most common term of abuse. But The Poof was the Poof.
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