Definition of bouffy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbuːfi/
(Australian alsoboofy)

adjective (bouffier, bouffiest)

1(Of a person’s hair) standing out from the head in a rounded shape: a middle-aged woman with a slightly bouffy bob nowadays teenage surfer boys are all sporting boofy hair-dos
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  • He's wearing a polyester tracksuit top and has some whack bouffy hair.
  • He is her dream tenant: clean nails, bouffy hair, embracer of laws of all kinds.
  • Back to my hair though: topping off the vertical sides are some bouffy, slightly blonder curls which give an extra three inches to my height.
2(Of clothing) puffed out: she wore big boofy skirts and big hair and big accessories
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  • Bear in mind that I need a theme that allows me to dress in a big bouffy dress.
  • Sandy wore a pink bouffy Galliano that seemed to say "Take that!" to her estranged husband.
  • The dresses were big bouffy tulle shapes, like huge belted tea-roses.


1960s: from bouffant + -y1.

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