variants or less commonly pouffe
: a bouffant or fluffy part of a garment or accessory
poufed adjective
or pouffed

Examples of pouf in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An unfolding and portable haven for relaxation, the three individual leather modules fit into each other like a puzzle, yet when individually configured create three distinct solutions — a chaise lounge, a lounge chair and a pouf. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Browne contributed the unicorn ensemble Erykah Badu chose for the 2017 Soul Train Awards and Christian Siriano a red pouf dress Jennifer Lopez wore when accepting her 2020 People’s Choice prize. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 9 Jan. 2024 Leather pouf searches have tripled and searches for wood and marble coasters have quadrupled. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 2 Oct. 2023 The crisp white bedding, bamboo headboard, and Moroccan pouf pop against the saturated teal walls and ceiling and brighten the room. Maria Sabella, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Feb. 2023 Channel the infamous 18th century pouf this Halloween and add some floral accents for a really fun look. Audrey Noble, Vogue, 21 Oct. 2023 Sessa, now twenty-one, is lanky, with a pouf of curly hair and narrow eyes that easily convey loathing, or loneliness. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 4 Dec. 2023 The pouf is available in six colors, including beige, brown, and dark gray. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 18 Oct. 2023 The cute ball pouf is great for those who don’t like clutter but still like to take relaxation to the max. Claire Rutter, Rolling Stone, 3 Oct. 2023

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Word History


French pouf, something inflated, of imitative origin

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pouf was in 1817

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“Pouf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pouf. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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