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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 ?
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. Among the grasses carpeting the ground were pretty buttercups and cowslips and marigolds.
They may use any weapons they please, from revolvers and rifles to machine guns and pompoms. They start a mile apart, and advance on each other, taking advantage of cover, retreating, circling, feinting--anything and everything permissible.
living space with knitted cushions and throws with decorative pompoms which can offer extra softness to the piece.
A PLAN has been hatched to decorate an iconic Newcastle monument with red pompoms to mark International Women's Day and raise awareness about period poverty.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED: Pebbles Acrylic paint (green, white, black) paintbrush Small pompoms fake flowers tissue paper various colours small plant pot container small stones/gravel.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED: Pebbles Acrylic paint (green, white, black) A paintbrush Small pompoms or fake flowers or tissue paper in various colours Glue A small plant pot or container Sand Small stones/ gravel Googly eyes (if required) METHOD: 1.
Once they fill a glass jar full of the pompoms, they can then spend the day doing whatever they want - including pyjama parties, picnics, playing football and watching films.
The bride and her fellow Saints cheerleaders performed a special dance for the groom before the couple departed under a sea of waving black and gold pompoms.
The women turn the fabrics into pompoms that are fashioned into pillows, bustiers and even upholstery.
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.
Using the long embroidery floss tails, tie the finished pompoms to your length of T-shirt yarn, spacing them about 6 inches apart.