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powder-puff (n.)

1704, "small feathery ball (of swansdown, etc.) for applying powder to the skin," from powder (n.) + puff (n.). As a symbol of femaleness or effeminacy, by 1930s. 

updated on September 29, 2020

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Definitions of powder-puff from WordNet

powder-puff (adj.)
used of competitive activities in which only women take part;
powder-puff baseball
a powder-puff football game
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