pompon

noun
pom·​pon | \ ˈpäm-ˌpän How to pronounce pompon (audio) \

Definition of pompon

2 : a chrysanthemum or dahlia with small rounded flower heads

Examples of pompon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chrysanthemums come in a variety of colors and petal shapes, including button mums (which are popular in fall gardens), anemone, quilled, spider, spoon, and pompon. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, "Make Sure You Include These Long-Lasting Cut Flowers in All of Your Arrangements," 31 Aug. 2020 The Canadian label’s baby alpaca Ribbed Hat comes complete with an oversized fur pompon, and proceeds of all sales go to the Sick Kids Foundation, helping pediatric patients worldwide. Monique Jessen, PEOPLE.com, "9 Meghan Markle-Approved Gifts for Everyone on Your Holiday Shopping List," 2 Dec. 2019 The shrubby butterfly weed flowers in a vibrant orange, gardener-favorite swamp milkweed blooms tall in pink and purple, while the common milkweed explodes with pale pink pompons the size of softballs. Anna Groves, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "They're beautiful — and in danger. Now, a huge effort focuses on saving monarch butterflies," 13 July 2018 The youth center also hosted a craft table, where children could decorate an egg carton with stickers, markers, and pompons, to fill with their loot. Janice Steinhagen, Courant Community, "Sunny Skies, Easter Goodies Light Up Eggtopia Festival," 26 Apr. 2018 The couple’s video features not just familiar Boston — the Citgo neon over Kenmore Square, Quincy Market, Fenway Park — but, also, appearances by the B.U. mascot and the B.U. dance team, with pompons, dancing in choreographed step with the couple. Nina Reyes, New York Times, "For Love of Healthy Food and Justin Timberlake," 4 Nov. 2017 The Yama Yama suit was green with age — a one-size-fits-all jumper with black pompon buttons that had its roots in a 1909 Broadway play called ‘ Bulletin Board, Twin Cities, "Sunday Bulletin Board: The cute redhead — such a diva! — fled from the “unacceptable riffraff” dining at the out-back seedhouse!," 5 Feb. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'pompon.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of pompon

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pompon

French, from Middle French pompe tuft of ribbons

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pompon

Statistics for pompon

Cite this Entry

“Pompon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pompon. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on pompon

What made you want to look up pompon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!