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1pom–pom

noun \ˈpäm-ˌpäm\

Definition of POM-POM

1
:  an ornamental ball or tuft used especially on clothing, caps, or costumes
2
:  a handheld usually brightly colored fluffy ball flourished by cheerleaders

Origin of POM-POM

alteration of pompon
First Known Use: 1873

2pom–pom

noun

Definition of POM-POM

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

Origin of POM-POM

imitative; from the sound of its discharge
First Known Use: 1899
POMPOM Defined for Kids

pom–pom

noun \ˈpäm-ˌpäm\

Definition of POM-POM for Kids

1
:  a small fluffy ball used as decoration especially on clothing
2
:  a usually brightly colored fluffy ball waved by cheerleaders

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