There are 2 definitions of pouf in English:

pouf1

Syllabification: pouf
Pronunciation: /po͞of
 
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noun

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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 2 definitions of pouf in English:

pouf2

Syllabification: pouf
Pronunciation: /po͞of
 
/

noun

  • 1A dress or part of a dress in which a large mass of material has been gathered so that it stands away from the body: [as modifier]: a dress with a pouf skirt
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    • For a casual night out for the society girl-on-the-go, his red mohair plaid strapless dress with peek-a-boo velvet bow and mini pouf hem detailing of pleated lace and tulle sets the right tone for the evening.
    • Gowns with halter tops, pouf satin or silk skirts or ripped hems are right in keeping with the rock princess look.
    • ‘Not there,’ she groaned, grabbing my forearm and dragging me away from the pink pouf monstrosity that hung in the store window.
  • 1.1A bouffant hairstyle: he grew his hair out in a sort of pouf
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    • Using a blend of honey, blond and warm-brown human hair, he then pinned a large Afro pouf to her head, blending her natural hair into the ‘fro.
    • Her crown was precariously perched on the curls piled between the twin poufs, and looked as if it might fall off at any minute.

Origin

early 19th century (denoting an elaborate female headdress fashionable at the time): from French, of imitative origin.

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