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pouf

noun \ˈpüf\

Definition of pouf

  1. 1 :  puff 3b(3)

  2. 2 :  a bouffant or fluffy part of a garment or accessory

  3. 3 :  ottoman

poufed or pouffed play \ˈpüft\ adjective


Variants of pouf

also pouffe play \ˈpüf\

Origin of pouf

French pouf, something inflated, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 1817

Rhymes with pouf


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