(also pompom or pompon)
- 1A small woolen ball attached to a garment, especially a hat, for decoration.More example sentences
- In contrast round toed flats will be adorned with pompoms, rosebud trims, grosgrain bows and Tyrolean ribbons.
- Terri's was the same dress she wore last year, red with white pompoms dangling off the hem.
- Even now, when I saw the kids in their faux fur-lined coats and pompom topped hats, I could remember the way Rob had knelt to the sidewalk, had so delicately touched one of the young girl's silken braids.
- 1.1A large round cluster of brightly colored streamers waved in pairs by cheerleaders.More example sentences
- Jumping around in a miniskirt, waving pompons when you're ten is cute; but when you're fifteen, well, it goes beyond cute.
- And Ms Mason, a partner at Sanderson's, stressed there was more to being a cheerleader than simply waving pompoms in the air.
- Some of the crowd even stood as the players entered, some young girls flailing around with blue colored pompoms.
- 1.2A dahlia, chrysanthemum, or aster with small tightly clustered petals: [as modifier]: miniature, pompom, and border dahliasMore example sentences
- Small, miniature, and pompon dahlias should be about 2' apart.
- Other China asters resemble pompons or peonies.
- Double-petalled, bright lemon-yellow blossoms resembling pompoms grace the top of this very tall plant.
mid 18th century: French pompon, of unknown origin.
- An automatic quick-firing two-pounder cannon of the World War II period, typically mounted on a ship and used against aircraft.More example sentences
- Beyond here, towards the bow, a quadruple two-pounder anti-aircraft or pom-pom gun system with a stack of ammunition ready by its side lends something of a Chuuk lagoon atmosphere to the dives.
- The pompom (or pom-pom, pom pom, etc.) was a 40.5mm automatic cannon that fired 2-lb. (2pdr) ammunition.
- A lighter version of the Maxim pom-pom did see service: the Sockelflak.
late 19th century: imitative of the sound of the discharge.