pomade

noun
po·​made | \pō-ˈmād, -ˈmäd \

Definition of pomade 

: a perfumed ointment especially : a fragrant hair dressing

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This can lead to a crisis: Which product—wax, putty, paste, pomade—is best for you? Adam Hurly, GQ, "The GQ Grooming Guide for College Graduates," 17 May 2018 While such glowing self-assuredness is the ultimate goal of any fresh coiffure, the issues of race and culture that weigh on hair like a tacky pomade don’t just vanish with a good shampoo. Leilani Marie Labong, SFChronicle.com, "At the Culture of Hair salon, the mission is top of mind — and head," 5 July 2018 Tan blow dries it himself and uses a little pomade. Kelsey Castañon, refinery29.com, "This Is Why The Queer Eye Guys Always Look So Good," 16 May 2018 Downtowns across southeast Oakland County are welcoming a fresh batch of entrepreneurs to tempt shoppers, diners and the curious with everything from Peruvian food to hair pomade. Rene Wisely, Detroit Free Press, "New shops, breweries coming to Oakland County downtowns," 4 June 2018 The company also sells aftershave, beard balm, pomade, lip balm and candles. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This natural deodorant made on a Wisconsin family farm sells for $7 a stick at Whole Foods," 19 June 2018 Webb would also keep the following tools handy throughout the day: a curling iron, texture spray, pomade, shine cream, and bobby pins. Lauren Levy, The Cut, "The Everything Guide to Staying Cool at a Summer Wedding," 12 Apr. 2018 Live music, Hamood’s homemade hair pomade and décor punctuated with velvet, brass and retro mid-century vibes add to the fun. Rene Wisely, Detroit Free Press, "New shops, breweries coming to Oakland County downtowns," 4 June 2018 After a full year of experimenting with every brow product imaginable — pomades, pencils, tinted and non-tinted gels, markers, crayons — nothing seemed to work as well as Maybelline's new Tattoo Studio Brow Tint Pen. Samantha Sasso, refinery29.com, "Maybelline Finally Launched This Beloved Product Stateside — & It's So Good," 23 May 2018

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pomade

: a thick substance that is used to style hair

pomade

noun
po·​made | \pō-ˈmād, -ˈmäd \

Medical Definition of pomade 

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

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