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2Derogatory. A fat man. archaic in later use.
Early 16th century; earliest use found in The Grete Herball. From Middle French, French † pompon a kind of pumpkin or melon, shaddock from (with nasal infix) Italian (originally and chiefly regional: Tuscany) popone from classical Latin pepōn-, pepō.
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