Origin of pompon
1740–50; < French; repetitive formation, apparently based on pompe pomp
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Examples from the Web for pompon
It came four months later, as she stood on the sidelines of a tournament basketball game, clutching a pompon in each hand.Forced to Cheer for Her Attacker
September 15, 2011
Sew a pompon or a rosette of yarn over the top of the sewing stitch.Spool Knitting
Mary A. McCormack
The Pompon, or Bouquet Dahlia is a favorite variety of this genus.Talks about Flowers.
M. D. Wellcome
The pompon kinds are small flowered, the petals being short.
Our left has touched them, and as I write this our pompon on that side has a couple of goes.With Rimington
L. March Phillipps
She wore a gown of pale saffron trimmed with three bouquets of pompon roses mixed with green.Madame Bovary