puffed out; full:
a bouffant skirt.
a woman’s hair style in which the hair is teased to give an overall puffed-out appearance and often combed to frame the face.
Contemporary Examples

Margaret Thatcher’s Hairstyle Craze Misty White Sidell April 29, 2013
Carine Roitfeld To Launch Fragrance, L’Wren Scott Might Design Angelina Jolie’s Wedding Dress The Fashion Beast Team October 30, 2012
A Touch of Audrey Rachel Syme October 8, 2009

Historical Examples

Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
Makers Cory Doctorow

(of a hair style) having extra height and width through back-combing; puffed out
(of sleeves, skirts, etc) puffed out
a bouffant hair style


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