Definition of bouffant
: puffed out bouffant hairdos a bouffant veil
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From bouffant to beehive, and everything in between, here are Jackie O’s best hair moments of all time.
But Kendall switched things up for her latest Instagram snapshots, instead giving flashes of '60s style cues like a beehive/bouffant updo, as well as cute leopard print and gingham intimates.
Eustis has cast Caesar, played by Gregg Henry in a bouffant blond wig, as Trump—vulgar, contradictory, self-regarding, and overweening.
Would traditionalist rock fans respond to Bono’s propensity for puffy white shirts, bouffant hair and passionate, wade-into-the-crowd, loaves-and-fishes theatricality?
This notion of Trump as a drag queen is a common punch line, thanks not only to his Technicolor tan, bouffant hair, and love of insults, but also to his exaggerated display of masculinity.
Megan Mullally is back in character as Karen, with her trademark, bouffant hair, and Debra Messing's Grace is wearing the cutest baby pink dress.
From bouffant to mock turtleneck collar to light pastel shade.
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Origin and Etymology of bouffant
French, from Middle French, from present participle of bouffer to puff
First Known Use: 1826See Words from the same year
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: having a full and rounded shape
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