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Recent Examples of pompadour from the Web
Also on the bill that night was Lavell Hardy, a 24-year-old New York hairdresser with a six-inch pompadour.
The Boy himself Big Boy, with his trademark pompadour, red and white overalls and slingshot, is beloved by many.
Greaser’s Ball Friday, June 8, at Crossroads KC Slick pompadours, towering beehives, vintage clothes and colorful tattoos will be proudly displayed at the Greaser’s Ball on Friday.
The crooner was in a bind, with a bum leg and a pompadour in bad need of a trim.
At the first jury photocall of the festival on Tuesday, wearing a light blue tweed suit, Stewart combined a swoopy '50s-style pompadour with an '80s-style rattail, dividing the two elements with a slickly pulled-back but slightly messy knot.
Kronz keeps his thick dark hair in a pompadour and has deep-set eyes that turn down in pain.
Everything is crayon-bright: buildings and clothes, as well as residents’ bouffants and pompadours (set by Christopher Scott Murillo, costumes by Halei Parker, lights by Skylar Johnson).
Then he was drafted and sent overseas, his pompadour clipped.
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Did You Know?
The Marquise de Pompadour, mistress of the French King Louis XV, exerted much influence over French tastes in the mid-18th century. The Marquise continues to exert linguistic influence on English, and not only through the hairdos styled after her. Pompadour is also used (though now rarely) for a pink or crimson fabric and for a textile design of small printed or woven floral effects. It's also the name of a small South American bird that is bright reddish-purple with white wings.
POMPADOUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pompadour for English Language Learners
: a hairstyle worn especially by men in which the hair is combed into a high mound at the front of the head
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