bouffant(redirected from bouffantly)
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Puffed-out; full: bouffant sleeves.
A full, puffed-out hairstyle.
[French, from present participle of bouffer, to puff up, from Old French.]
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) (of a hair style) having extra height and width through back-combing; puffed out
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (of sleeves, skirts, etc) puffed out
(Hairdressing & Grooming) a bouffant hair style
[C20: from French, from bouffer to puff up]
bouf•fant(buˈfɑnt, ˈbu fɑnt)
1. puffed out; full: a bouffant skirt.n.
2. a woman's hairstyle in which the hair is teased to give an overall puffed-out appearance.
[1875–80; < French: literally, swelling]
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|Noun||1.||bouffant - a woman's hairstyle in which the hair gives a puffy appearance|
|Adj.||1.||bouffant - being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing; "a bouffant skirt"|
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"