Dictionary

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: pom–pom girlPrevious Word in the Dictionary: pomplessAll Words Near: pom-pom
May 24, 2015
erudite Hear it
learned or pedantic
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears