Definition of paff in English:

paff

(also paf)

exclamation

  • 1Used to represent the sound of an impact, blow, explosion, etc.: ‘bang!’, ‘pow!’.

  • 2Used as an expression of contempt: ‘nonsense!’, ‘rubbish!’ rare.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Charlotte Smith (1749–1806), poet and novelist. Imitative. Compare piff, poof [noun²].

Pronunciation

paff

/paf/