bouffant

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

French bouffant, from Middle French; present participle of bouffer (to puff). Doublet of buffont.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bouffant (comparative more bouffant, superlative most bouffant)

  1. Of hair or clothing, full-bodied or puffy; puffed out away from head or body.
    Her bouffant suit made her seem much heavier than her petite figure actually was.

NounEdit

bouffant (plural bouffants)

  1. A popular hairstyle in the mid-to-late 16th century, nowadays common with poodles.

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VerbEdit

bouffant

  1. present participle of bouffer