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pom–pom

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noun \ˈpäm-ˌpäm\

Definition of pom–pom

  1. 1 :  an ornamental ball or tuft used especially on clothing, caps, or costumes

  2. 2 :  a handheld usually brightly colored fluffy ball flourished by cheerleaders



Origin and Etymology of pom–pom

alteration of pompon


First Known Use: 1873


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pom–pom

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Definition of pom–pom

  1. :  an automatic antiaircraft gun of 20 to 40 millimeters mounted especially on ships



Origin and Etymology of pom–pom

imitative; from the sound of its discharge


First Known Use: 1899

Rhymes with pom–pom

A-bomb, aplomb, ashram, bee balm, buzz bomb, car bomb, Ceram, cheongsam, coulomb, Coulomb, dive-bomb, dot-com, EPROM, firebomb, grande dame, H-bomb, imam, Islam, Long Tom, napalm, nizam, noncom, oil palm, phenom, pogrom, réclame, rhabdom, salaam, sitcom, skip bomb, Songnam, stink bomb, tam-tam, therefrom, time bomb, tom-tom, wax palm, wherefrom, wigwam


POM–POM Defined for Kids

pom–pom

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noun \ˈpäm-ˌpäm\

Definition of pom–pom for Students

  1. 1 :  a small fluffy ball used as decoration especially on clothing

  2. 2 :  a usually brightly colored fluffy ball waved by cheerleaders




Learn More about pom–pom

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of pom–pom


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