Definition of Pommy in English:

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Pommy

Pronunciation: /ˈpämē/
(also Pommie) Australian/New Zealand informal, often derogatory

adjective

(plural Pommies)
British: a Pommy accent
More example sentences
  • I'm only surprised he didn't raise his usual point about weak post-war Pommy sides.
  • I wish he'd gone back to Britian with the rest of his Pommy mates.
  • I knew, I just knew that only a little way beneath my Pommy veneer, an Aussie was waiting to emerge.

noun

A British person.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Early 20th century: apparently a shortening of pomegranate, rhyming slang for 'immigrant'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Pom·my

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