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The Origin of PUFF PUFF: Japan’s Onomatopoeia for Boobs in Your Face [VIDEO]

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What the hell is a PUFF PUFF?

Perhaps you’ve come across it while playing one of the Dragon Quest/Dragon Warrior games. Or maybe you saw it in the Dragon Ball manga. Or perhaps it popped up in a conversation. Whatever the case, “puff puff” (pafupafu) is a quirky Japanese onomatopoeia that started as a silly gag in the original Dragon Ball manga (first seen in a chapter published in December of 1984) and has expanded into a very well known word that continues to be used to this day.

What does it mean? Puff puff (pafupafu) refers to the action of someone placing their face in between breasts and then having those breasts squeezed onto their face.

If you want to find out more about puff puff (pafupafu), then you should watch my latest video. In it I talk about the etymology and history of this peculiar Japanese sound effect. Give it a watch and don’t forget to subscribe!

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