Definition of Puffing

1. Noun. Blowing tobacco smoke out into the air. "They smoked up the room with their ceaseless puffing"

Generic synonyms: Smoke, Smoking
Derivative terms: Puff



2. Noun. An act of forcible exhalation.
Exact synonyms: Huffing, Snorting
Generic synonyms: Breathing Out, Exhalation, Expiration
Derivative terms: Huff, Puff, Puff, Snort

Definition of Puffing

1. Verb. (present participle of ''puff'') ¹

2. Noun. (legal) An opinion or judgment, often made by the seller of property to a potential buyer, that is not made as a representation of fact. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Puffing

1. puff [v] - See also: puff

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Puffing

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puffing (current term)
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Literary usage of Puffing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Principles of Equity: A Treatise on the System of Justice Administered by George Tucker Bispham, Joseph Degu McCoy (1916)
"puffing; Mortimer v. Bell. There is, however, a species of ... puffing is where a fictitious competition is got up by the false bidding of one or more ..."

2. Cyclopaedia of Commercial and Business Anecdotes: Comprising Interesting by Richard Miller Devens (1868)
"Adepts in Commercial puffing. PACKWOOD, some fifty years ago, led the way in England of liberal and systematic advertising, by impressing his razor strop ..."

3. The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and humor of by Lionel Strachey (1905)
"The Art of puffing DANGLE, SNEER, and PUFF. Dang. My dear Puff! Puff. My dear Dangle, how is it with you? Dang. Mr. Sneer, give me leave to introduce Mr. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
""Dealers' Talk" or "puffing." The statutes are not intended to cover statements known as "dealers' talk" or "puffing," or mere exaggerated statements ..."

5. The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. by Fanny Kemble, Kate Field, John William Cole (1882)
"woman sat silently contemplating our evolutions, and as we brought them to a conclusion, and stood (not like the Graces) puffing and panting round her, ..."

6. American Law and Procedure by James Parker Hall, James De Witt Andrews (1910)
"Mere "puffing" not misrepresentation. It seems clear that common sense and a ... but which every one must understand as merely the "puffing" which most ..."

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