Definitions

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  • noun One who is pompous.

Etymologies

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First used in the lyrics of Steve Miller's 1973 rock song The Joker.

Examples

  • The mystery surrounding the meaning of “the pompatus of love” has long been solved, apparently by Jon Cryer, who played the lead in the 1996 movie called “The Pompatus of Love.”

    Living With Music: A Playlist by Josh Bazell - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The mystery surrounding the meaning of “the pompatus of love” has long been solved, apparently by Jon Cryer, who played the lead in the 1996 movie called “The Pompatus of Love.”

    Living With Music: A Playlist by Josh Bazell - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • In that song Miller also sings about "The pompatus of love." (thanks, Patrick - Tallapoosa, GA) Miller got the line at the end, "I really love your peaches want to shake your tree, lovey dovey, lovey dovey ..." from "Lovey Dovey," a 1953 song by R&B group The Clovers.

    The Pompitous of Love

  • Songfacts: The line in this song, "I speak of the pompatus of love," has baffled listeners for some time.

    The Pompitous of Love

  • In the autumn resplendence of his telecasting career, Dobbs's self-regard, never meek or slender, has ripened into the pompatus of love.

    Father Dobbs

  • In the autumn resplendence of his telecasting career, Dobbs's self-regard, never meek or slender, has ripened into the pompatus of love.

    Father Dobbs

  • Rock Band gets the pompatus of DLC: Steve Miller, Godsmack, more

    PlayStation 3

  • When you sign up through that link above and respond to the confirmation email, I make a bit of loose change. jhuldin: pompatus jhuldin:

    LinkSwarm.com

  • Rock Band gets the pompatus of DLC: Steve Miller, Godsmack, more

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  • Rock Band gets the pompatus of DLC: Steve Miller, Godsmack, more

    PlayStation 3

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