pomade

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

French pommade (ointment), from Italian pomata, from pomo (apple), as such ointments were originally made from apples, + -ata ((collective)) (English -ade). Pomo is in turn from Latin pomum.[1]

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Noun[edit]

pomade (plural pomades)

  1. A greasy or waxy substance that is used to style hair, making it look slick and shiny.

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Verb[edit]

pomade (third-person singular simple present pomades, present participle pomading, simple past and past participle pomaded)

  1. To use pomade to style hair.
    He pomaded his hair until it looked like a piece of shiny plastic.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ pomade” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).