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bouffant (adj.)

1869, in dressmaking, "puffed out, bulging," 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 styles 1955.

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Definitions of bouffant
1
bouffant (n.)
a woman's hairstyle in which the hair gives a puffy appearance;
2
bouffant (adj.)
being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing;
a bouffant skirt
Synonyms: puffy
From wordnet.princeton.edu