pomade

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pomade apply pomade to (hair)
    • n pomade hairdressing consisting of a perfumed oil or ointment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pomade Cider.
    • Pomade Perfumed ointment; esp., a fragrant unguent for the hair; pomatum; -- originally made from apples.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pomade Cider.
    • n pomade A fat saturated with the odorous principles of flowers by enfleurage.
    • n pomade An ointment, especially a perfumed ointment used for the scalp and in dressing the hair. Also pomatum.
    • pomade To anoint with pomade.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pomade po-mād′ a preparation of fine inodorous fat, such as lard or suet, used instead of liquid oil for the hair—also Pomā′tum
    • v.t Pomade to anoint with pomade
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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

Usage

In literature:

The perfumed lard may then be used as a pomade or the perfume may be extracted by alcohol.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
TO MAKE POMADES FOR THE HAIR.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
There has been no stint of oil and pomade in the arrangement of whiskers and mustache.
"The Continental Monthly, Volume V. Issue I" by Various
To be applied as a pomade, rubbing in at the roots of the hair.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
I don't wash in pomade.
"The Gold that Glitters" by Emily Sarah Holt
His hair was parted in the middle, and thickly pomaded to restrain its natural inclination towards curling.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
Grecian slaves were adepts at colouring eyelashes and eyebrows and treating the lips with red pomade.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
As he bowed his thick neck in pompous courtesy, she caught with a shiver the odour of pomade on his black half-kinked hair.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
To be sure the pomades of twenty years ago are, Heaven be praised!
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Taking some of the pomade on his forefinger, he smeared it around his left eye.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
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In poetry:

All powders, paints, and subtle dyes,
And costliest scents that men distil,
And rare pomades, forgot their price
And marvelled at his splendid skill.
"The Ballad Of A Barber" by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

In news:

When Johnny Cash recorded his Rick Rubin-shepherded American Recordings (American) in 1994, country music was undergoing a sea change it hadn't seen since countrypolitan reared its pomaded head around 1960.
After 1760, women began raising their hair with pads and pomade to a height that towered over their male counterparts.
Never have so many die-hard -- and straight -- football fans been so infatuated with pigskin and pomade.
Medium-hold pomades like Blow Pro Mane Tame define layers, leaving them touchable instead of stiff.
Alterna Caviar Glitterati Spun Gold Pomade .
Finding natural and organic hair pomades proved difficult, so I had to expand my net a bit this month to encompass natural-leaning pomades , as well.
Therefore, I'm a longtime user of Dax and Murphy's, two old-school pomades that basically are Vaseline, full of enough petroleum by-products to rival the Gulf of Mexico.
Unless you're using heavy-duty hair products, like pomade, mousse, or gel, regular shampooing prevents styling-product residue from collecting on your hair.
Urban estimates that she's tried more than 500 products in her time as a hairstylist and was eager to help Allure categorize shampoos, pomades, sprays, and more for different hair types and needs.
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