Pronunciation: (pOOf), [key]
1. a high headdress with the hair rolled in puffs, worn by women in the late 18th century.
2. an arrangement of the hair over a pad; puff.
3. a puff of material as an ornament on a dress or headdress.
4. Also,pouffe.a broad, backless, usually round, cushionlike seat, often large enough for several people.
Pronunciation: (poof, pOOf), [key]
—n. Brit. Slang (disparaging and offensive).
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