Origin of pompom1
Origin of pompom2
Examples from the Web for pom-pom
Contemporary Examples of pom-pom
For the half-time show, a cheerleader and her doppelgängers perform some hypnotic, pom-pom routines (see 1:11).Austin Mahone, Grouplove & More Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)
June 15, 2013
Historical Examples of pom-pom
Even the emplacements of a field gun and a pom-pom were disclosed by shots casually fired for range-finding purposes.A Handbook of the Boer War
Gale and Polden, Limited
Lieutenant Harwich himself fired with the pom-pom, and was shot through the heart in the act.South Africa and the Transvaal War, vol. 7
Gun, pom-pom, machine gun, and rifle blazed out from right to left along more than three miles of entrenchments.The Invasion
William Le Queux
A pom-pom of ours is now popping away just ahead, and there is a good deal of rifle-fire.In the Ranks of the C.I.V.
Nineteen prisoners and a pom-pom were captured from the foe.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 6 (of 6)
Word Origin for pom-pom
- the small globelike flower head of certain cultivated varieties of dahlia and chrysanthemum
- (as modifier)pompom dahlia
Word Origin for pompom
"Maxim automatic gun," 1899, of imitative origin, soldiers' slang from the Boer War. For the ornamental tuft, see pompom.
"ornamental round tuft" (originally on a hat, etc.), 1748, alteration of pompon "ornamental tuft; tuft-like flower head," from French pompon (1725), of unknown origin; perhaps related to Old French pompe "pomp."