poof | poofter

offensive!
This page is about the slang term poof | poofter.

Meaning: an offensive, derogatory word meaning a gay man

For example:

  • Everybody thought Gavin was a poof because he liked classical music and going to the ballet.

  • Boys in my high school used to go "poofter bashing". They'd find a guy in the park they thought was gay, and they'd beat him up.

Quick Quiz:

The words "poof" and "poofter" are offensive words used by hateful bigots in order to insult

a. Christians

b. Jewish people

c. gay men and boys

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Contributor: Matt Errey