Pompon Pom"pon, n. [F.] 1. Any trifling ornament for a woman's dress or bonnet. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mil.) A tuft or ball of wool, or the like, sometimes worn by soldiers on the front of the hat (such as a shako), instead of a feather. [1913 Webster +PJC]

3. (a) A hardy garden chrysanthemum having buttonlike heads of flowers. (b) Any of several dwarf varieties of the Provence rose. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. the globe-shaped flower head characteristic of certain plants such as dahlias and chrysanthemums. [PJC]

5. a ball-shaped cluster of ribbons or streamers held in the hand and waved by some cheerleaders at team sports contests. See {pompom girl}. Called also {pompom}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pompom — [päm′päm΄] n. [altered < pompon] an ornamental ball or tuft of silk, wool, feathers, etc., as used on clothing or draperies or waved in pairs by cheerleaders …   English World dictionary

  • pompom — UK [ˈpɒmpɒm] / US [ˈpɑmpɑm] noun [countable] Word forms pompom : singular pompom plural pompoms 1) a ball made of wool, used as a decoration on clothing 2) a large round ball made of loose plastic strings that is carried by a cheerleader at… …   English dictionary

  • pompom — I. /ˈpɒmpɒm / (say pompom) noun 1. an ornamental tuft or ball of feathers, wool, or the like, used in millinery, etc. 2. a tuft of wool or the like worn on a shako, a sailor s cap, etc. 3. Horticulture a form of small, globe shaped flower head… …   Australian English dictionary

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