Pouf \Pouf\, Pouffe \Pouffe\(p[=oo]f), n. [Written also pouff.] [F. pouf. Cf. Puff, n.] Lit., a puff; specif.: alt. 1 Onomatopoeia indicating a cloud of smoke or wind, caused by a deflating object or a magical disappearance. alt. 2 A soft piece of furniture like an ottoman, generally circular and affording cushion seats on all sides. alt. 3 Style of elaborate female head-dress in 18th century France, from French pouffer "to blow out, puff," probably of imitative origin.