Definition of pompier
1 : tritely or insipidly academic pompier art : marked by pretentious and stereotypical themes or treatment a pompier stage setting
2 [French, fireman] : of or relating to the personal equipment of a fire-fighting crew pompier hatchet
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Origin and Etymology of pompier
French, from pompier pump maker, fireman, from pompe pump (from Italian pompa, perhaps from Spanish bomba) + -ier -er; from the alleged resemblance of armed heroes in academic mythological paintings to firemen
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