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

Other Words from pomade

pomade transitive verb

Examples of pomade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Back at the pomade-foster-barn event, honestly, who cares? Olivia Crandall, Vulture, 31 Oct. 2021 Best-sellers include shea butter, black soap, and Sheba Locks hair pomade. Michella Oré, Vogue, 9 Aug. 2021 Some people may find a traditional pencil easiest to maneuver, while others prefer a makeup brush and pomade. Lauren Dana, Allure, 7 May 2021 Also from the Primary line, Valmont's pomade is one of the most restorative and purely natural moisturizers on the market right now. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 11 June 2021 Hazel wants Nella to use the pomade, become an OBG, and leave Wagner for a different workplace. Lovia Gyarkye, The New Republic, 20 May 2021 Be sure the sides of your pony are slicked down with a pomade or a gel. Jihan Forbes, Allure, 30 Apr. 2021 Sherald feels nostalgic thinking about how her father wore his hair in this way, creating sleek waves with pomade and meticulous brushing. Makeda Easter Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2021 Her general process is to use a combination of brow pomade (with a sharp, angled brush for precision) and a brow pen such as Glossier's Brow Flick to draw on individual brow hairs. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, 20 Mar. 2021

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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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“Pomade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pomade. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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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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