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pom·pom

 (pŏm′pŏm′) or pom·pon (-pŏn′)
n.
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.

[French.]

pompom

(ˈpɒmpɒm) or

pompon

n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a ball of tufted silk, wool, feathers, etc, worn on a hat for decoration
2. (Plants)
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]

pom•pom1

or pom-pom

(ˈpɒmˌpɒm)

n.
an automatic, 40-millimeter antiaircraft gun, usu. mounted, esp. on ships, in groups of four.
[1895–1900; imitative]

pom•pom2

or pom-pom

(ˈpɒmˌpɒm)

n.
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]
Translations

pompom

n
(= gun)automatische Flugzeugabwehrkanone
(on hat etc) → Troddel f, → Bommel f (dial)
References in classic literature ?
They may use any weapons they please, from revolvers and rifles to machine guns and pompoms.
Little mounds of yellowish green were away at the right, while on the left waved a group of tall leafy trees bearing yellow blossoms that looked like tassels and pompoms.
DIY: Hot-glue pompoms to a wreath form, starting with the largest and varying color and size.
2 Add blobs of glue to the 'string' where the pompom 'bulbs' will be placed, then stick the brightly coloured pompoms to the paper and hold in place until they're secure.
Supplies and Tools: Pompom makers: 2 1/2-inch, 3 3/8-inch, 4 1/2-inch Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn: Grey Heather, Taupe Grey, Natural (2 skeins each) Scissors Hard foam tubular 12-inch wreath Bernat Faux Fur Pompoms: Grey Lynx, White Rabbit (2 each) Hot gun and glue sticks T-pins or 2-inch pins with pearl heads Decorative ribbon: 2 1/2-inch-by-12-foot, blue-grey
Using the long embroidery floss tails, tie the finished pompoms to your length of T-shirt yarn, spacing them about 6 inches apart.
Create a crafty pet for a friend using pompoms, wiggle eyes, and chenille sticks.
But Cheerobics, billed as a mix of US cheerleading and aerobics only with pompoms, promises to burn up to 700 calories a session, and after a weekend spent gorging on blueberry muffins and chocolate cookies, I certainly needed to do a few star jumps.
That's because, as former curator Helmuth Fuchs noted, "balancing the 6-inch pompoms between the big and second toe, one cannot help but walk with slow straightforward steps, or, as the Guajiro say, 'walk with dignity as a woman should.
London, Aug 29 (ANI): It seems Victoria Beckham is turning a cheerleader, for she was recently spotted shopping in Los Angeles for a cheerleader outfit, complete with pompoms.
The method uses long strands of absorbent polypropylene swabs, which look like cheerleaders' pompoms, dragged along bottom sediments.
It's not just that those nylon pompoms could easily cause a nasty rash on his sensitive skin, but he wouldn't be at his most appealing in hot-pants.