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
transitive verb-·mad′ed, -·mad′ing
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 pōmum ; 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.