pompon

[pom-pon]

noun

the high plume at the front of a shako.
Horticulture. a form of small, globe-shaped flower head that characterizes a class or type of various flowering plants, especially chrysanthemums and dahlias.

Origin of pompon

1740–50; < French; repetitive formation, apparently based on pompe pomp
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Contemporary Examples of pompon

  • It came four months later, as she stood on the sidelines of a tournament basketball game, clutching a pompon in each hand.

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    Forced to Cheer for Her Attacker

    Jessica Bennett

    September 15, 2011

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