Definition of bouffant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbuːfɒ̃//
; NAmE NAmE//buːˈfɑːnt//
Describing hair
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(of a person’s hair) in a style that raises it up and back from the head in a high round shape a bouffant hairdo See related entries: Describing hair Word Originearly 19th cent.: from French, literally ‘swelling’, present participle of bouffer.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bouffant