- pouched rat,
Origin of pouf1
noun British Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
Examples from the Web for pouf
Example: "Standing in one corner…4'9", two inches with the pouf—Snooki Polizzi.
The smallest housemate's pouf is about as iconic as her orange skin, though she's decided to retire the former.
They quarreled; the Spahi drew first; and then, pouf et passe!Under Two Flags|Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
You may do your worst, but I can gain the ear of the king, and then—pouf!The Coming of the King|James Hocking
And when thou comest, well—one embraces—a little music—and then pouf!The Pretty Lady |Arnold E. Bennett
The Emperor has gone to Metzeh piff, pouf, boum, where is your Bismarck then!The Garden of Swords|Max Pemberton
Pong, going through the motions of drawing a gun from his belt, and puffing out his cheeks, uttered an explosive "pouf!"The Pony Rider Boys in Texas|Frank Gee Patchin
- a woman's hair style, fashionable esp in the 18th century, in which the hair is piled up in rolled puffs
- a pad set in the hair to make such puffs
Word Origin for pouf
"style of elaborate female head-dress," 1817 (in reference to styles of c.1780), from French bouffer "to blow out, puff," probably of imitative origin. In dress-making, recorded from 1869; in reference to over-stuffed cushions, 1884. As a verb by 1882 (implied in pouffed).