Definition of Pompon

1. Noun. Decoration consisting of a ball of tufted wool or silk; usually worn on a hat.

Exact synonyms: Pom-pom
Generic synonyms: Adornment



2. Noun. Dusky grey food fish found from Louisiana and Florida southward.
Exact synonyms: Anisotremus Surinamensis, Black Margate
Generic synonyms: Grunt

Definition of Pompon

1. n. Any trifling ornament for a woman's dress or bonnet.

2. n. A hardy garden chrysanthemum having buttonlike heads of flowers.

Definition of Pompon

1. Noun. A bundle of yarn, string, ribbon, etc. tied in the middle and left loose at the ends, so as to form a puff or ball, as for decoration or a showy prop for cheerleading. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pompon

1. an ornamental tuft or ball [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pompon

1. 1. Any trifling ornament for a woman's dress or bonnet. 2. A tuft or ball of wool, or the like, sometimes worn by soldiers on the front of the hat, instead of a feather. Origin: F. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pompon

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pompeyed
pompeying
pompeys
pompholyx
pomphus
pompier
pompillion
pompion
pompions
pompire
pompoleon
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pompom
pompoms
pompon (current term)
pompons
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pompoons
pomposities
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pompousness
pompousnesses
pomps
pomroy
pomroys
poms
pomset

Literary usage of Pompon

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1. The Tailor Made Girl, Her Friends, Her Fashions and Her Follies by Philip Henry Welch (1888)
"Miss pompon.—It is really quite too amusing to see Mis. ... Miss pompon.—Oh, you don't say so ; and I said he was quite out of his element— MR. DE LYLE. ..."

2. Roses for English Gardens by Gertrude Jekyll, Edward Mawley (1902)
"CHAPTER IV pompon ROSES SOME mention was made in the chapter on New Garden ... Sometimes they are called Miniature Roses, but pompon is the better name. ..."

3. Roses for English Gardens by Gertrude Jekyll, Edward Mawley (1902)
"CHAPTER IV pompon ROSES SOME mention was made in the chapter on New Garden ... Sometimes they are called Miniature Roses, but pompon is the better name. ..."

4. A glossary of French slang by Olivier Leroy (1922)
"S'il s'agit de se battre, à lui le pompon ! when it comes to fighting he is a great chap at that sort of thing ! pondre, vb. tr. To bring forth. ..."

5. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"... (Bloch) The pompon is found from southern Florida and Mobile to Brazil. It has been taken by us in Indian River and Porto Rico, and is known also from ..."

6. Chrysanthemums: And how to Grow Them as Garden Plants for Outdoor Bloom and by I. L. Powell (1911)
""The'pompon chrysanthemum rewards the grower better than most flowers, as it is that rare thing, a hardy autumn plant, keeping in bloom for a month after ..."

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