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From French pommade (“ointment”), from Italian pomata, from pomo (“apple”), as such ointments were originally made from apples, + -ata (“(collective)”) (English -ade).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.
- Rhymes: -eɪd
- A greasy or waxy substance that is used to style hair, making it look slick and shiny.
- (obsolete) Any medicinal ointment.
- (transitive) To anoint with pomade; to use pomade to style (hair).
- He pomaded his hair until it looked like a piece of shiny plastic.