(also Pommie) Australian/New Zealand informal, often derogatory
A British person.
- The decidedly un-exotic name of the obscure English county, delivered in a camp Pommy lisp, has a legendary effect.
- Not that we're whingeing, we leave that to our Pommy immigrants.
- I wish he's have gone back to Britain with the rest of his Pommy mates.
Early 20th century: apparently a shortening of pomegranate, rhyming slang for 'immigrant'.
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