pompier

adjective pom·pier \ in sense 1 ¦pämpē¦ā , (ˈ)pämp¦yā , in sense 2 (ˈ)päm¦pi(ə)r or like sense 1 \

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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