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puffer

1. Any kind of fish that puffs itself up in size when in danger. There's a sushi place in town that serves puffer, though apparently there's a chance it can kill you if it's not prepared correctly.
2. slang One who inhales smoke or vapor in order to ingest nicotine or THC. There's a group of puffers who always sit in the back of class sucking on their vape pens. I'm more interested in marijuana for medical purposes—I haven't been a puffer since I was in college.
3. slang A car left running unattended to warm the engine and cabin on a cold day, so called for the exhaust emitting from the tailpipe. Police are warning that thefts of puffers has been rising as the weather continues turning colder. I always see puffers in people's driveways first thing in the morning during winter.

puffer car

slang A car left running unattended to warm the engine and cabin on a cold day, so called for the exhaust emitting from the tailpipe. Police are warning that thefts of puffer cars has been rising as the weather continues turning colder. I always see puffer cars in people's driveways first thing in the morning during winter.
See also: car, puffer

puffer

n. a cigar. Can you imagine anyone smoking a puffer like that in a restaurant?
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A few years ago, fishermen in Sidon strung up several puffer fish on a rope on the city's corniche in a bid to raise awareness of the problem.
"I don't know if it's hit me yet, but I got pretty pumped when we ran out there at the end," Puffer said.
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