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pom·pom(pŏm′pŏm′) or pom·pon (-pŏn′)
1. A fluffy ball of wool or other material used as a decoration, as on a cap.
2. A ball of fluffy material, such as feathers or strips of colored paper, that is waved by cheerleaders and sports fans.
3. A small buttonlike flower of some chrysanthemums and dahlias.
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a ball of tufted silk, wool, feathers, etc, worn on a hat for decoration
a. the small globelike flower head of certain cultivated varieties of dahlia and chrysanthemum
b. (as modifier): pompom dahlia.
[C18: from French, from Old French pompe knot of ribbons, of uncertain origin]
an automatic, 40-millimeter antiaircraft gun, usu. mounted, esp. on ships, in groups of four.
1. Also, pompon. an ornamental tuft or ball of feathers, wool, or the like, used esp. on clothing or waved at sporting events.
[1740–50; variant of pompon, with assimilation of final n]