Definition of pomade in English:

pomade

Line breaks: po¦made
Pronunciation: /pəˈmeɪd
 
, -ˈmɑːd/

noun

[mass noun]
  • A scented ointment or oil for dressing the hair.
    More example sentences
    • Style your hair with a quasi-Mohawk, by adding pomade to emphasize the hair in the middle of your head so that it sticks up more than the rest of your hair.
    • Put on a skinny headband, then tease the back of the hair with pomade or hair spray.
    • Well, don't go putting pomade in your hair, Dave, but yeah, just boogie it up some.

verb

[with object] (often as adjective pomaded) Back to top  
  • Apply pomade to: a perfumed and pomaded man
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    • Your barnet was pomaded and with the flick of a comb, your parting stayed in place - even if it did give your scalp a covering which would have stopped bullets in the trenches.
    • The main attraction is just plain old proverbial eye candy in the form of glossy-lipped, apple-cheeked, exfoliated pretty boy punims peeking out from perfectly pomaded locks.
    • Her boyfriend was the perfect accessory, however - a rocker type: pomaded hair, white t-shirt, blue jeans, tats up and down his left sleeve.

Origin

mid 16th century: from French pommade, based on Latin pomum 'apple' (from which it was originally made).

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