Headdress vs Pouf - What's the difference?

headdress | pouf |


As nouns the difference between headdress and pouf

is that headdress is a decorative covering or ornament worn on the head while pouf is (historical) a headdress for women popular in 18th century france.

As an interjection pouf is

onomatopoeia indicating a cloud of smoke or wind; caused by a deflating object, or a magical disappearance.

headdress

English

Noun

(wikipedia headdress) (es)
  • a decorative covering or ornament worn on the head.
  • a hairdo.
  • Synonyms

    * (an covering or ornament worn on the head) headgear

    pouf

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) pouf, (pouff), of imitative origin; compare (puff).

    Alternative forms

    * pouffe

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (historical) A headdress for women popular in 18th century France.
  • A high hair style for women consisting of a roll or pad of hair, worn up.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=February 10, author=Katie Thomas, title=The Poodle Can’t Talk Now; She’s in With Her Stylist, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Hosaka, nearly everyone agrees, is a master of detail, an artist who tends his poodles’ poufs as if they were bonsai trees from his native Japan.}}
  • (dressmaking) Part of an item of clothing consisting of gathered fabric in a bunch.
  • A low cushioned seat with no back; a padded footstool.
  • * 1922 , , Asphodel :
  • The voice came from the end of the divan but Hermione, seated square before the fire on a low pouffe did not turn to face its suave producer.
  • * 1948 , (John Creasey), The Case Against Paul Raeburn :
  • Raeburn's handsome head was resting against the back of his chair; Eve sat on a pouf in front of the fire.
  • * 1971 , ‘Slaughter at the Summer Palace’, Time , 26 Aug 1971:
  • Italian Ambassador Amedeo Guillet, who makes it a practice never to eat at midday, lounged on a Moroccan pouf reading The Peter Principle .
  • A short skirt gathered into a rounded puffy shape; a puffball.
  • A ball of fabric (such as nylon monofilament netting) used for washing (as an alternative to a flannel, washcloth, sponge, etc.) .
  • (dated) A small saddle cushion worn atop the buttocks (as a fashion trend – similar to a bustle) .
  • Synonyms
    * (homosexual) horse's hoof (cockney rhyming slang), poofta; pooftah; poofter; poof

    Etymology 2

    Imitative.

    Alternative forms

    poof

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • Onomatopoeia indicating a cloud of smoke or wind; caused by a deflating object, or a magical disappearance.
  • Pouf , he was gone.

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