From French pommade (“ointment”), from Italian pomata, from pomo (“apple”), as such ointments were originally made from apples, + -ata (“(collective)”) (English -ade).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
- (transitive) To anoint with pomade; to use pomade to style (hair).
- He pomaded his hair until it looked like a piece of shiny plastic.