Bouffant meaning

bo͝o-fänt
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Puffed-out; full.

Bouffant sleeves.

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A full, puffed-out hairstyle.
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Puffed out; full, as some skirts, hair styles, etc.
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Of hair or clothing, full-bodied or puffy; puffed out away from head or body.

Her bouffant suit made her seem much heavier than her petite figure actually was.

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A popular hairstyle in the mid-to-late 16th century, nowadays common with poodles.
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Origin of bouffant

  • French from present participle of bouffer to puff up from Old French

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French, from Middle French; present participle of bouffer, to puff

    From Wiktionary