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1(of a person’s hair) standing out from the head in a rounded shape.‘a middle-aged woman with a slightly bouffy bob’‘nowadays teenage surfer boys are all sporting boofy hair-dos’
- ‘He's wearing a polyester tracksuit top and has some whack bouffy hair.’
- ‘This theory is proven by his bouffy fringe, teased to maximum volume, and the blond streaks he's put in.’
- ‘Is it "big hair", as in big boofy hairdo?’
- ‘He is her dream tenant: clean nails, bouffy hair, embracer of laws of all kinds.’
- ‘Stripped of the bouffy hair and sequins, she's witty and, for an entertainment property, opinionated.’
- ‘I pricked my ears and overheard the woman with the boofy hair talking.’
- ‘Now I'm no scientist, although I certainly look like one with my bouffy Einstein hair.’
- ‘They're the little plastic figurines where the hair is removable and strangely boofy.’
- ‘I asked for a short sharp bob and ended up looking like a caricature of an anime doll with a boofy 50's bob.’
- ‘Unremarkably, as a small child my mother's haircut-de-jour for my boofy quiff was the flat top.’
- ‘Neil was youthful as ever, sporting a dodgy vest and bouffy hairdo that harked back to the early Crowdies days.’
- ‘Police are seeking a male with "bouffy" hair aged 17 to 20 years old, of medium build.’
- ‘Still, it was a delicious meal, sitting there in the drizzle with really boofy hair, not quite believing we were up so high on the globe.’
- ‘I was next to a mum with boofy hair.’
- ‘Back to my hair though: topping off the vertical sides are some bouffy, slightly blonder curls which give an extra three inches to my height.’
2(of clothing) puffed out.‘she wore big boofy skirts and big hair and big accessories’
- ‘The dresses were big bouffy tulle shapes, like huge belted tea-roses.’
- ‘When I was in my twenties, I imagined having the whole fairytale church wedding with a huge boofy dress.’
- ‘Bear in mind that I need a theme that allows me to dress in a big bouffy dress.’
- ‘Sandy wore a pink bouffy Galliano that seemed to say "Take that!" to her estranged husband.’
- ‘Avoid bouffy 1950s prom dresses, 1940s tea dresses and fussy details such as ruffles.’
1960s: from bouffant + -y.
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