pompon

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English[edit]

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Pompons of the sort used for cheerleading.

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Etymology[edit]

From French pompon(ornamental tuft)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pompon ‎(plural pompons)

  1. A bundle of yarn, string, ribbon, etc. tied in the middle and left loose at the ends, so as to form a puff or ball, as for decoration or a showy prop for cheerleading.
  2. A hardy garden chrysanthemum with button-like flower heads.
  3. Any of several dwarf varieties of the Provence rose.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from a root *pomp-, used to express roundness, or related to pompe.

Noun[edit]

pompon m ‎(plural pompons)

  1. pompon (bundle of yarn, string, ribbon, etc.)

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pompon m ‎(invariable)

  1. pompom, pompon

Middle French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Variant of pepon, borrowing from Latin peponem, accusative singular of pepō.

Noun[edit]

pompon m (plural pompons)

  1. melon
  2. cucumber

Etymology 2[edit]

pompe +‎ -on.

Noun[edit]

pompon m (plural pompons)

  1. decorative tassel