Etymology
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pouf (n.)

"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, in reference to a part gathered up in a bunch, recorded from 1869; in reference to over-stuffed cushions, 1884. As a verb by 1882 (implied in pouffed).

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Definitions of pouf

pouf (n.)
offensive term for a homosexual man;
Synonyms: fagot / faggot / fag / fairy / nance / pansy / queen / queer / poof / poove
pouf (n.)
thick cushion used as a seat;
Synonyms: ottoman / pouffe / puff / hassock
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