- to blow up, or swell with praise; declared by a writer in the _Weekly Register_, as far back as 1732, to be illegitimate. “PUFF has become a cant word, signifying the applause set forth by writers, &c. to increase the reputation and sale of a book, and is an excellent stratagem to excite the curiosity of gentle readers.” Lord Bacon, however, used the word in a similar sense a century before. Sheridan also seems to have remembered the use of the word, _vide_ Mr. PUFF.
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