\ˈpüf \
variants: or less commonly pouffe

Definition of pouf 

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

3 : ottoman

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Other Words from pouf

poufed or pouffed \ˈpüft \ adjective

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Don't forget a pouf like this wool iteration from World Market. Sarah Storms, ELLE Decor, "How To Host a Modern Moroccan-Themed Party," 22 May 2018 Each of the bottles thus far have been shaped like an angular sphere, featuring a traditional perfume pouf. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Ariana Grande Announces Brand-New Fragrance One Day After Engagement News," 12 June 2018 Here's how to replicate her style from pouf to pout. Southern Living, "Dolly Parton on Dyeing Your Hair Blonde," 1 June 2018 Soft velvet and a gold base make this pleated pouf feel luxe and glam. Emily Heller, Curbed, "10 delightful ottomans under $200," 3 May 2018 In the living room, which Johnson says is her favorite room in the house, the Darbuka brass coffee table, Icelandic sheepskin throw, braided hemp jute pouf, valet jute rug, Uno 2-piece sectional sofa, and Tesso bronze bookcases are by CB2. Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson, ELLE Decor, "Before + After: A Spanish-Style Home Is Reimagined In True L.A. Fashion," 2 June 2017 Imagine sitting on this deck, leaning on a cotton pouf, drinking a glass of rosé as the sun sets? Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Book Your Flight, This Malibu Beachfront Airstream is the Perfect Summer Getaway," 30 May 2018 Boys' room: Beds, bedding, pillows, table lamp, and pouf—Serena & Lily; serenaandlily.com. House Beautiful, "November 2017 Product Guide," 13 Oct. 2017 The pouf hit her squarely in the face and now Louisa looked like a victim of domestic violence: bruised, swollen — and slightly bewildered by the betrayal. Rachael Combe, The Cut, "The Moment I Decided to Throw Out My Son’s Toy Weapons," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of pouf

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pouf

French pouf, something inflated, of imitative origin

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The first known use of pouf was in 1817

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