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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History and Etymology for 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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“Pompier.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pompier. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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