Origin of bouffant
Examples from the Web for bouffant
And now the same thing is happening with her signature pillowy, bouffant hairstyle, reports The Daily Mail.
This time the actress is on set in Monte Carlo wearing a giant ball gown and bouffant hairdo.Carine Roitfeld To Launch Fragrance, L'Wren Scott Might Design Angelina Jolie's Wedding Dress|The Fashion Beast Team|October 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She ditches her plaid knee-highs for Audrey Hepburn-style shift dresses, fur stoles, red lipstick and a bouffant.
She smiled to see the old men with their high-waisted pants and the old women with their bouffant hair.Makers|Cory Doctorow
To the American eye it is a musical comedy costume, picturesque, bouffant, amazing.Fanny Herself|Edna Ferber
British Dictionary definitions for bouffant
Word Origin for bouffant
Word Origin and History for bouffant
1869, from French bouffant, present participle of bouffer "to puff out," from Old French bouffer (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *buffare, probably ultimately imitative of puffing. As a noun by 1870. Earlier as a French word in English. First used of hairdo style 1955.