a high headdress with the hair rolled in puffs, worn by women in the late 18th century.
an arrangement of the hair over a pad; puff.
a puff of material as an ornament on a dress or headdress.
Also pouffe. a broad, backless, usually round, cushionlike seat, often large enough for several people.
- poufed, pouffed, adjective
- poufy, pouffy, adjective
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How to use pouf in a sentence
A Pouffe mantras during the campaign was that he only mingles with reporters "when it serves a purpose."
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British Dictionary definitions for pouf
a large solid cushion, usually cylindrical or cubic in shape, used as a seat
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
a stuffed pad worn under panniers
(pʊf, puːf) British derogatory, slang less common spellings of poof
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