a perfumed ointment, esp. for grooming the hair
Origin of pomadeFrench pommade ; from Italian pomata ; from pomo, apple ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form pomum ; from L, fruit: origin, originally perfumed with apple pulp
to apply pomade to
A perfumed ointment, especially one used to groom the hair.
transitive verbpo·mad·ed, po·mad·ing, po·mades
To anoint with pomade.
Origin of pomadeFrench pommade, from Italian pomata, from pomo, apple, from Late Latin p&omacron;mum; see pome.
(third-person singular simple present pomades, present participle pomading, simple past and past participle pomaded)
- To use pomade to style hair.
- He pomaded his hair until it looked like a piece of shiny plastic.