/buˈfɑːnt, Brit ˈbuːˌfɒŋ/ adj
: having a full and rounded shape

a bouffant skirt

— usually used to refer to a hairstyle in which the hair is up and away from the head in a full, rounded shape

bouffant hairdos from the 1950s

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  • bouf|fant — «boo FAHNT; French boo fahn», adjective, noun. –adj. puffed out; billowy: »a bouffant skirt, a bouffant hairdo. –n. a woman s puffed out hairdo: »... a lady in the audience who wore a mink jacket and a big bouffant (Harper s). ╂[< French… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bouf — bouf·fan·cy; bouf·fant; bouf·fon; …   English syllables

  • fant — bouf·fant; en·fant; in·fant·hood; in·fant; …   English syllables

  • bouffant — bouf·fant …   English syllables

  • bouffant — bouf|fant [ bu fant ] adjective bouffant hair is arranged in a style that lifts it away from your head …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bouffant — bouf|fant [ˈbu:fɔŋ, fɔnt US bu:ˈfa:nt] adj [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: , present participle of bouffer to swell ] a bouffant hair style is one in which your hair is raised away from your head at the top …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bouffant — bouf•fant [[t]buˈfɑnt, ˈbu fɑnt[/t]] adj. 1) clo puffed out; full: a bouffant skirt[/ex] 2) clo a woman s hairstyle in which the hair is teased to give an overall puffed out appearance • Etymology: 1875–80; < F: lit., swelling …   From formal English to slang

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