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Pommy Line breaks: Pommy
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒmi/
(also Pommie) Australian /NZ informal , often derogatory

Definition of Pommy in English:

adjective

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 (plural Pommies)

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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.

Phrases

(as) dry as a Pommy's towel

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Australian /NZ humorous
Extremely thirsty: let’s get a cold drink, I’m as dry as a Pommy’s towel
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  • Thanks for the beer, mate. I was as dry as a pommie's towel.
  • Anyhoo, being that I was as dry as a pommy's towel, I didn't put up a great deal of resistance at ebing dragged into the pub.
  • "I'm dry as a pommy's towel. A tinny would start the day nicely, thank you."
1.1Extremely dry: this is high plains territory, almost all of it is dry as a Pommy’s towel my plonk is as dry as a Pommy’s towel
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  • It was stinking hot and as dry as a pommie's towel.
  • He gasped; he was stranded in a desert as dry as a pommie's towel.
  • The sun was high before he reached Adelaide River and his tongue was as dry as a Pommie's towel.

(as) full as a Pommy complaint box

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Australian humorous
Extremely or completely full: any decent hotel was as full as a Pommy complaint box
More example sentences
  • It's certain we will wind up as full as a pommy complaint box.
  • The bin was as full as a Pommy complaint-box yesterday, so hopefully some lazy person has emptied it out since.
  • When he's as full as a Pommy complaint-box, he'll come home and spend the night flat out like a lizard drinking.

Origin

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

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