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pɒˈmeɪd, -ˈmɑd, poʊ-po·made

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pomade, pomatumverb

    hairdressing consisting of a perfumed oil or ointment

  2. pomadeverb

    apply pomade to (hair)


  1. pomadenoun

    A greasy or waxy substance that is used to style hair, making it look slick and shiny.

  2. pomadeverb

    To use pomade to style hair.

    He pomaded his hair until it looked like a piece of shiny plastic.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pomadenoun

    A fragrant ointment.

    Etymology: pomade, Fr. pomado, Italian.


  1. Pomade

    Pomade (; French pommade) or pomatum is a greasy, waxy, or water-based substance that is used to style hair. Pomade generally gives the user's hair a shiny and slick appearance. It lasts longer than most hair-care products, and often requires multiple washes for complete removal. The pomades of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries consisted mainly of bear fat or lard. Lanolin, beeswax, and petroleum jelly have been used extensively in the manufacture of modern pomades. The stiffening properties of pomades make sculptured hairstyles such as the pompadour waves (hairstyle) possible.


  1. pomade

    Pomade is a greasy or waxy substance that is used to style hair, giving it a shiny and slick appearance. It typically contains ingredients like petroleum jelly, beeswax, or lanolin. Pomade usually holds hair in place, making it popular for certain hairstyles and also often adds shine and texture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pomadenoun


  2. Pomadenoun

    perfumed ointment; esp., a fragrant unguent for the hair; pomatum; -- originally made from apples

  3. Etymology: [F. pommade pomatum, OF. pomade cider (cf. Sp. pomada, It. pomata, LL. pomata a drink made of apples), from L. pomum fruit, LL., an apple. Cf. Pomatum.]


  1. Pomade

    Pomade is a greasy and waxy substance that is used to style hair. Pomade makes hair look slick, neat and shiny. Unlike hair spray and hair gel, pomade does not dry and often takes several washes to remove. It can easily be removed using a high-detergent shampoo or other de-greasers such as dishwashing liquid and/ or using olive oil or oily shampoo and rinsing with warm water.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pomade

    po-mād′, n. a preparation of fine inodorous fat, such as lard or suet, used instead of liquid oil for the hair—also Pomā′tum.—v.t. to anoint with pomade. [Fr. pommade—It. pomada, pommata, lip-salve—L. pomum, an apple.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pomade in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pomade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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