pomade

noun

po·​made pō-ˈmād How to pronounce pomade (audio) -ˈmäd How to pronounce pomade (audio)
: a perfumed ointment
especially : a fragrant hair dressing
pomade transitive verb

Examples of pomade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other products are in the pipeline, including two-in-one shampoo and conditioner, bar soap, face wash, pomade and hair gel. Emily Burns, WWD, 12 June 2024 His hair was clearly curly or at least very wavy, but had been tamed by the heavy use of a comb and pomade. John Ganz, Harper's Magazine, 22 May 2024 Then, the pomade can be used as a solid perfume, rubbed along the pulse points at the neck and wrist to diffuse with body heat. Lily Stewart, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 May 2024 The debut collection will include an exfoliating face wash, soothing shaving cream, bump-reducing aftershave toner, hydrating face lotion, deep-conditioning beard cream, smoothing pomade, and two-in-one shampoo and conditioner. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 14 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for pomade 

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pomade was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Pomade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pomade. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

pomade

noun
po·​made pō-ˈmād How to pronounce pomade (audio) -ˈmäd How to pronounce pomade (audio)
: a perfumed ointment
especially : a fragrant unguent for the hair or scalp

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