pomade

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See also: Pomade and pomádé

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French pommade (ointment), from Italian pomata, from pomo (apple), as such ointments were originally made from apples, + -ata ((collective)) (English -ade).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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pəˈmeɪd/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪd

Noun[edit]

pomade (countable and uncountable, plural pomades)

  1. A greasy or waxy substance that is used to style hair, making it look slick and shiny.
    • 1831, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Romance and Reality. [], volume III, London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, [], OCLC 24531354, page 44:
      So saying, Lady Mandeville turned to the toilette, and mercilessly tied up in her handkerchief the various brushes, combs, oils, pomade, and rouge, with which the table was profusely covered.
    • 2020, Abi Daré, The Girl With The Louding Voice, Sceptre, page 94:
      The rain beat my hair, run down my face and into my mouth so that I can taste the coconut oil pomade from my hair.
  2. (obsolete) Any medicinal ointment.

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To anoint with pomade; to use pomade to style (hair).
    He pomaded his hair until it looked like a piece of shiny plastic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “pomade”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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pomade

  1. pomade