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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 of pom–pom

alteration of pompon


First Known Use: 1873


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pom–pom

noun

Definition of pom–pom

  1. :  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


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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