French pommade (“ointment”), from Italian pomata, from pomo (“apple”), as such ointments were originally made from apples, + -ata (“(collective)”) (English -ade).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.
pomade (plural pomades)
- A greasy or waxy substance that is used to style hair, making it look slick and shiny.
pomade (third-person singular simple present pomades, present participle pomading, simple past and past participle pomaded)
- To use pomade to style hair.
- He pomaded his hair until it looked like a piece of shiny plastic.
- ^ “pomade” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.