Poofter



[poof, poo f] /puf, pʊf/

noun, British Slang.
1.
Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a male homosexual.
2.
Offensive. an effeminate male.
/ˈpʊftə; ˈpuːf-/
noun (derogatory, slang)
1.
a man who is considered effeminate or homosexual
2.
(NZ) a contemptible person
/pʊf; puːf/
noun
1.
(Brit, derogatory, slang) a male homosexual
n.

sound of a puff of breath or air, 1824, imitative.

“effeminate man, male homosexual,” c.1850, perhaps a corruption of puff. The Australian extended form poofter is attested from 1910.

noun

(also poofter or poove or pouffe) A male homosexual; faggot, queer

[British 1850+, poofter fr Australian by 1903; origin unknown; perhaps fr puff, attested in mid-1800s British hobo slang as ”homosexual”]

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