bouffant

[ boo-fahnt, boo-fahnt; French boo-fahn ]SEE DEFINITION OF bouffant
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She smiled to see the old men with their high-waisted pants and the old women with their bouffant hair.

To the American eye it is a musical comedy costume, picturesque, bouffant, amazing.

WORD ORIGIN

1869, from French bouffant, present participle of bouffer "to puff out," from Old French bouffer (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *buffare, probably ultimately imitative of puffing. As a noun by 1870. Earlier as a French word in English. First used of hairdo style 1955.

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