American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A perfumed ointment, especially one used to groom the hair.
- v. To anoint with pomade.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Cider.
- n. A fat saturated with the odorous principles of flowers by enfleurage.
- n. An ointment, especially a perfumed ointment used for the scalp and in dressing the hair. Also pomatum.
- To anoint with pomade.
- n. A greasy or waxy substance that is used to style hair, making it look slick and shiny.
- v. To use pomade to style hair.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Cider.
- n. Perfumed ointment; esp., a fragrant unguent for the hair; pomatum; -- originally made from apples.
- v. apply pomade to (hair)
- n. hairdressing consisting of a perfumed oil or ointment
- French pommade ("ointment"), from Italian pomata, from pomo ("apple"), as such ointments were originally made from apples, + -ata ("(collective)") (English -ade). Pomo is in turn from Latin pomum. (Wiktionary)
- French pommade, from Italian pomata, from pomo, apple, from Late Latin pōmum; see pome. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The pomade was a present from Esther, and it was the first time I had used it.”
“I'd have packed him and his hair pomade off weeks ago.”
“Candace Chesterwood tossed a stack of silk handkerchiefs and a lavender pomade into her threadbare carpetbag and closed the latches with an authoritative snap.”
“He kept his yellow hair slick with pomade back then, which stained her mother's handmade couch doilies and smelled like the grease Daddy used to rub on her bicycle chain when it locked up.”
“Her curls were stiff with pomade, and her bodice was clearly stuffed.”
“Their hair was now loose and tousled, no longer trapped by the macassar oil and brilliantine pomade of former years.”
“Having just washed and blown dry my hair, I sat patiently at the kitchen table as Grandma drew items from the bag and laid them before me on a pink cotton towel: A jar of pomade with a well-worn label; a black plastic comb; a few sheets of paper towel; a portable stove; and, last but certainly not least, a pressing comb.”
“As she waited for the pressing comb to heat up, she began to divide my hair into four sections and carefully apply the pomade.”
“My wife is wont to remind me frequently of John Edwards, he of the pricy locks and pricier gaffs, but Edwards couldn't carry Romney's pomade.”
“Why don't we try bringing back something like, oh, I don't know, the long moustache with the pomade-twirled points?”
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