\ 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

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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 Originally, Marcelis placed her pouf by the bookshelf to add some visual interest to an otherwise bare space. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 3 May 2021 To his point, CB2 recently debuted a bouclé ivory pouf to go with their popular Gwyneth chair. Rosa Sanchez, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 The square design is available as an 18-inch-wide pouf or a 30-inch-wide ottoman. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Mar. 2021 After his daughters were grown and gone, Kent amassed an enormous collection of Tibetan singing bowls, which crowded into what had once been Therese’s room, each on its own riser, each riser topped with a pouf made of Indian silk. Ann Patchett, The New Yorker, 1 Mar. 2021 Brights are back, as is the pouf, popularized by Christian Lacroix. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, 28 Oct. 2020 Multifunctionality is also key in this space: a pouf on wheels can act as a coffee table or extra seating, and the coffee table, with its double shelves, serves as a substitute for a bookcase. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 27 Oct. 2020 Pro Tip: Use this body wash with a shower pouf to maximize the lathering experience. Make your own soap at home with Blueland’s foolproof kit. Lynn Redmile, Good Housekeeping, 20 Oct. 2020 These pouf-sleeved, slim dresses harken back to the no-nonsense glamour of the 1940s. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 13 Oct. 2020

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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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24 Jul 2021

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“Pouf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pouf. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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