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Definition of "pompon" []

  • A tuft or ball of material such as wool or ribbon, used as a decoration, especially on shoes, caps, or curtains. (noun)
  • A small buttonlike flower of some chrysanthemums and dahlias. (noun)
  • A ball of fluffy material, such as feathers or strips of colored paper, that is waved by cheerleaders and sports fans. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pompon" in a sentence
  • "The English word "" pumpkin '' may derive from the French word pompon, which in turn may derive from the Greek pepon."
  • "_ at the very bottom of the wall lay a little woollen pompon or tassel, just the kind of pompon that gives a finish to a pierrot's shoes."
  • "I topped it off the look with a close-fitting black velvet cocktail hat that ended with a pompon of shiny blue-black cock feathers at my right temple."