WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
powder puff′, 
  • a soft, feathery ball or pad, as of cotton or down, for applying powder to the skin.
    • 1695–1705

    pow•der-puff  (poudər puf′),USA pronunciation adj. [Informal.]
    1. Informal Termslimited to participation by women or girls:She plays on the powder-puff touch football team.
    2. Informal Termsinconsequential;
      trifling;
      lightweight:a powder-puff company with little financing and a weak sales effort.
    • 1935–40

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    powder puff n
    1. a soft pad or ball of fluffy material used for applying cosmetic powder to the skin
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