pompom

1 [pom-pom]
noun
an automatic antiaircraft cannon.
Also, pom-pom.


Origin:
1895–1900; imitative

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pompom

2 [pom-pom]
noun
1.
Also, pompon. an ornamental tuft or ball of feathers, wool, or the like, used on hats, slippers, etc.
2.
pompon ( def 3 ).
Also, pom-pom.


Origin:
1740–50; variant of pompon, with assimilation of final n

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pompom or pompon (ˈpɒmpɒm)
 
n
1.  a ball of tufted silk, wool, feathers, etc, worn on a hat for decoration
2.  a.  the small globelike flower head of certain cultivated varieties of dahlia and chrysanthemum
 b.  (as modifier): pompom dahlia
 
[C18: from French, from Old French pompe knot of ribbons, of uncertain origin]
 
pompon or pompon
 
n
 
[C18: from French, from Old French pompe knot of ribbons, of uncertain origin]

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Example sentences
For somebody's biggie gift, consider trying your hand at a fluffy pompom bow.
Only bunnies with three dimensional pompom noses are included in this recall.
Glue the googly eyes to the top pompom on your butterfly.
It is more likely that a purple pompom will be pulled from the bag.
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