- a cake made of puff pastry filled with cream.；a weak or ineffectual person.
noun: cream puff, plural noun: cream puffs
- 1. a cake made of puff pastry filled with cream.
- 2. informal a weak or ineffectual person.
- ▪ offensive a gay man.
- ▪ US informal denoting something of little consequence or difficulty a cream-puff assignment
- 3. North American informal a second-hand car or other item maintained in excellent condition a twelve-year-old Cadillac—a real cream puff