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[poh-mey-tuh m, -mah-, puh-]
  1. pomade.
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Origin of pomatum

1555–65; < New Latin, Latinization of pomade; neuter (for feminine) to agree with Latin pōmum fruit; see pome
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Historical Examples

  • There was a remarkably agreeable smell of pomatum in this congregation.

    The Uncommercial Traveller

    Charles Dickens

  • I honor the girl's spirit for not disguising it with starch and pomatum.

  • A footman and a groom came next, leaving trails of pomatum in the air.

    The Country House

    John Galsworthy

  • In the queen's apartment a woman gave a gloss to her hair with pomatum.

  • The mouses used to run up his back and eat the powder and pomatum from his hair.