Definition of pom-pom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    pom-pom

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈpɒm pɒm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːm pɑːm//
     
    (also pompon
    BrE BrE//ˈpɒmpɒn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːmpɑːn//
     
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  1. 1a small ball made of wool, used for decoration, especially on a hat synonym bobble
  2. 2(especially in the US) a large round bunch of strips of plastic, tied to a handle, used by cheerleaders
  3. Word Origin mid 18th cent. (originally denoting a bunch of ribbons, feathers, etc. worn by women in the hair or on a dress): French pompon, of unknown origin.

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