a high headdress with the hair rolled in puffs, worn by women in the late 18th century.
an arrangement of the hair over a pad; .
a puff of material as an ornament on a dress or headdress.
Also, pouffe. a broad, backless, usually round, cushionlike seat, often large enough for several people.
a large solid cushion, usually cylindrical or cubic in shape, used as a seat
a stuffed pad worn under panniers
(Brit, derogatory, slang) (pʊf; puːf) less common spellings of poof
“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).
[poo-yee] /puˈyi/ noun 1. a village in central France: known for its wines.
[poo-yee-fwee-sey; French poo-yee-fwee-sey] /puˈyi fwiˈseɪ; French pu yi fwiˈseɪ/ noun 1. a dry, white wine from Burgundy.
[poo-yee-fyoo-mey; French poo-yee-fy-mey] /puˈyi fyuˈmeɪ; French pu yi füˈmeɪ/ noun 1. a dry, white wine from the Loire Valley of France.
/ˈpuːʒɑːdɪzəm/ noun 1. a conservative reactionary movement to protect the business interests of small traders