an ornamental ball or tuft of silk, wool, feathers, etc., as used on clothing or draperies or waved in pairs by cheerleaders
Origin of pompomaltered from pompon
- A fluffy ball of wool or other material used as a decoration, as on a cap.
- A ball of fluffy material, such as feathers or strips of colored paper, that is waved by cheerleaders and sports fans.
- A small buttonlike flower of some chrysanthemums and dahlias.
Origin of pompomFrench
- (onomatopoeia) A decorative ball made of pieces of soft fabric bound at the centre, most notably used in cheerleading