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Puff

clipping and derivation; verb
to play powder puff football
 
comes from playing Lovett powder puff at Rice University. Example sentence: "We had practice today, but we don't puff again until Tuesday."
Etymology : clipped from powderpuff and derived into a new part of speech (may also be considered zero derivation as puff is already a word). 'puff' comes from 'pouf' meaning 'styles of elaborate female head-dress' that got associated to the puff used in women's makeup.
Source : Conversation with college girls September 2008.
Last modified: 3 December 2008


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