Main definitions of poofy in English

: poofy1poofy2

poofy1

(also poufy)

Pronunciation /ˈpʊfi//ˈpuːfi/

adjective

informal
  • 1(of a person’s hair) styled so as to stand out from the head in a rounded shape; bouffant.

    ‘people with gigantic poofy hair and jean jackets’
  • 2(of clothing) puffed out.

    ‘I'd never go for a poofy dress; it's not my style’

Origin

1930s: from pouf + -y, probably influenced by puffy.

Pronunciation

poofy

/ˈpʊfi//ˈpuːfi/

Main definitions of poofy in English

: poofy1poofy2

poofy2

(also poufy)

Pronunciation /ˈpʊfi//ˈpuːfi/

adjective

British
offensive, informal
  • Characteristic of or like a homosexual or effeminate man.

Origin

1960s: from poof.

Pronunciation

poofy

/ˈpʊfi//ˈpuːfi/