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bouf·fant

 (bo͞o-fänt′)
adj.
Puffed-out; full: bouffant sleeves.
n.
A full, puffed-out hairstyle.

[French, from present participle of bouffer, to puff up, from Old French.]

bouffant

(ˈbuːfɒŋ)
adj
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
n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) a bouffant hair style
[C20: from French, from bouffer to puff up]

bouf•fant

(buˈfɑnt, ˈbu fɑnt)

adj.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bouffant - a woman's hairstyle in which the hair gives a puffy appearance
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
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"
Translations

bouffant

[ˈbuːfɒŋ] ADJ [hairdo] → crepado

bouffant

[ˈbuːfɒn] adj [hairstyle] → bouffant(e)

bouffant

adj hairstyleaufgebauscht
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