po·​made | \ pō-ˈmād How to pronounce pomade (audio) , -ˈmäd How to pronounce pomade (audio) \

Definition of pomade

: a perfumed ointment especially : a fragrant hair dressing

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Other Words from pomade

pomade transitive verb

Examples of pomade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If your ends tend to frizz—or, heck, if the whole length does—warm a dab of a moisturizing pomade in your palms and apply in long strokes. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "The Biggest Hair Trends of 2020, According to Celebrity Stylists," 26 Oct. 2020 Beard shampoo, American Crew pomade, deodorant and shaving sets are all upwards of half off this Prime Day. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "Your A to Z guide to the best Amazon Prime Day Deals in the UK," 13 Oct. 2020 From a palette of gorgeous nude eyeshadows to a surprising brow pomade, here are SELF’s favorite eye makeup and brow products of 2020. Sarah Madaus, SELF, "The 8 Best New Brow Products and Eye Makeup," 8 July 2020 Good Dye Young Poser Paste ($18) is a waxy styling pomade that's incredibly pigmented and has a pleasant citrus smell. Louryn Strampe, Wired, "How to Dye Your Hair at Home," 2 May 2020 Prepare your work area Step 1 Start with clean, dry hair that’s free of any gel, pomade or conditioner. Sanam Yar, New York Times, "How to Give Yourself a Buzz Cut," 15 Apr. 2020 The makers of the hair pomade called Suavecito are now making hand sanitizer. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: Looking for the helpers near and far," 14 Apr. 2020 As private businesses step in to fill the gaps, Santa Ana’s Suavecito has pivoted from hair pomade to hand sanitizer, and three dressmaking sisters are now sewing masks. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Essential California Week in Review: Faltering on the front lines," 18 Apr. 2020 With the success of this pomade, Walker built a business that made her America's first woman to earn her way to millionaire status. Cotton Codinha, Allure, "Octavia Spencer On Playing Madam C.J. Walker: "It's Daunting"," 19 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of pomade

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pomade

Middle French pommade ointment formerly made from apples, from Italian pomata, from pomo apple, from Late Latin pomum

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The first known use of pomade was in 1598

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5 Nov 2020

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“Pomade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pomade. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pomade

: a thick substance that is used to style hair


po·​made | \ pō-ˈmād How to pronounce pomade (audio) , -ˈmäd How to pronounce pomade (audio) \

Medical Definition of pomade

: a perfumed ointment especially : a fragrant unguent for the hair or scalp

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