Crossword clues for pouf
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pouf \Pouf\, Pouffe \Pouffe\(p[=oo]f), n. [Written also pouff.] [F. pouf. Cf. Puff, n.] Lit., a puff; specif.:
A soft cushion, esp. one circular in shape and not, like a pillow, of bag form, or thin at the edges.
A piece of furniture like an ottoman, generally circular and affording cushion seats on all sides.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"style of elaborate female head-dress," 1817 (in reference to styles of c.1780), from French bouffer "to blow out, puff," probably of imitative origin. In dress-making, recorded from 1869; in reference to over-stuffed cushions, 1884. As a verb by 1882 (implied in pouffed).
Etymology 1 alt. 1 (context historical English) A headdress for women popular in 18th century France. (from 18th c.) 2 A high hair style for women consisting of a roll or pad of hair, worn up. (from 19th c.) n. 1 (context historical English) A headdress for women popular in 18th century France. (from 18th c.) 2 A high hair style for women consisting of a roll or pad of hair, worn up. (from 19th c.) Etymology 2
alt. onomatopoeia indicating a cloud of smoke or wind; caused by a deflating object, or a magical disappearance. interj. onomatopoeia indicating a cloud of smoke or wind; caused by a deflating object, or a magical disappearance.
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The Queen is shown wearing a pouf created by her hairdresser, Léonard Autié.]]
The pouf or pouffe also "toque" (literally a thick cushion) is a hairstyle and a hairstyling support deriving from 18th century France. It was made popular by the Queen of France, Marie Antoinette (1755–1793), when she wore it in June 1775 at the coronation of her husband Louis XVI, triggering a wave of young French women to wear their hair in the same manner.
Usage examples of "pouf".
Charlie pressed her on to the pouf fe near the fire and then he sat down on the floor beside her.
THE RIDE Peggy Davidson sat hunched up on a lop-sided pouf fe in front of the fire between her husband and the dark, sombre man who had, in some strange way, become part and parcel of their joint lives.
Rose had two plastic curlers clipped on the crown of her head, just enough to give her coif that rounded pouf short hairdos seem to require.
On her head she wore a Turkish turban composed of black-and-violet-striped cotton with double poufs centered by an up-standing plume held in place by a brooch.
She wore a powdered wig that swept high into curls and poufs ornamented with loops of pearls and bunches of satin ribbon.
All may seem to go well, but, at any moment, it is possible you may do something, show her some sight, or some way of seeing which will break in upon her selfhood, break a skandha and pouf!
In her pitifully plain taffeta, she was overwhelmed by the scallops, poufing, cording, piping, fringing, passementerie, and tassels that ornamented their sophisticated gowns.
Using a comb, a round hairbrush, and about three pounds of hairpins, she managed to 23 Jude Deveraux L E G E N D sweep her thick wavy hair into a high pouf off her face, then allowed long dark curls to tumble down her back.
Laurence said he wanted to meet me here at eleven to discuss something really important, when fuck me I finds it's fuckin' cerrado and that old pouf nowhere to be found.
His chair was one of the new, bulbously padded leather "confortables," and he stiffly raised his legs to rest his feet on a matching leather pouf.
The artist is fond of a certain forget-me-not blue for the shading and we think he's a pouf but the diagrammatic vital statistics are up to scratch and there's a clever system using key colours for giving what amounts to a visual permutation table for the types of ammo interchangeable among the run-of-the-mill international models, but they haven't yet conceded the obvious point that we need a set of oblique head-on pictures at something like ten or twelve degrees from the line of sight and a specially big one from above.
Her dark hair was poufed up and out and over her shoulders in a mass of curls designed to look as if she'd just fallen out of bed, but had probably taken an hour to perfect.
She was wearing a bright cotton dress in a snazzy print, bold red poppies on a ground of blue, and her hair looked as if it had been poufed at the beauty parlor that very afternoon.
The hostess had on a blue dress splashed with yellow hibiscus that matched her poufed hair.
This time, future-Emmie wore an abbreviated wedding veil that poufed around her head but didn’t cover her face.