\ ˈpüf How to pronounce pouf (audio) \
variants: or less commonly pouffe

Definition of pouf

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

Other Words from pouf

poufed or pouffed \ ˈpüft How to pronounce pouf (audio) \ adjective

Examples of pouf in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her curled hair was swept over the side, creating a perfect pouf that not even a Bumpit could help achieve. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 19 Sep. 2022 Myung Hee Cho’s set is a storybook forest of three cheerful trees with gauzy, loofah-pouf foliage. Helen Shaw, The New Yorker, 1 Sep. 2022 At the premiere of Second Act, Lopez shut down the red carpet in a giant, pink pouf dress. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 15 Aug. 2022 Then the pouf went out and now clothes are no clothes. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 18 Aug. 2022 Here, a brown leather pouf sits across from the brown sofa to tie the look together. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Aug. 2022 Sofa, rug, chair, coffee table, nesting table, art, and pouf: DWR. House Beautiful, 12 May 2022 Storage cubes can triple as seating and step stool, as opposed to a decorative pouf that is simply pretty and comfy. Leanne Italile, Chicago Tribune, 20 July 2022 As Stephanie recalled the incident, Izzy, with oversized glasses and dishwater-blond hair in a bun atop her head, listened from a nearby pouf. Eliza Griswold, The New Yorker, 13 July 2022 See More

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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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22 Sep 2022

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“Pouf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pouf. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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