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Pompons of the sort used for cheerleading.

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French pompon (ornamental tuft)

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

pompon (plural pompons)

  1. A bundle of yarn, string, ribbon, etc. tied in the middle and left loose at the ends, so as to form a puff or ball, as for decoration or a showy prop for cheerleading.
  2. A hardy garden chrysanthemum with button-like flower heads.
  3. Any of several dwarf varieties of the Provence rose.

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from a root *pomp-, used to express roundness, or related to pompe.

NounEdit

pompon m (plural pompons)

  1. pompon (bundle of yarn, string, ribbon, etc.)

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

NounEdit

pompon m (invariable)

  1. pompom, pompon

Middle FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Variant of pepon, borrowed from Latin peponem, accusative singular of pepō.

NounEdit

pompon m (plural pompons)

  1. melon
  2. cucumber
DescendantsEdit
  • Dutch: pompoen
    • Afrikaans: pampoen
    • Sranan Tongo: pampun
    • West Frisian: pompoen
  • English: pumpkin

Etymology 2Edit

pompe +‎ -on.

NounEdit

pompon m (plural pompons)

  1. decorative tassel