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Pom1

Syllabification: Pom
Pronunciation: /päm
 
/

noun

Short for Pomeranian.

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There are 2 main definitions of Pom in English:

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Pom2

Syllabification: Pom
Pronunciation: /päm
 
/

noun

Australian/New Zealand informal , often derogatory
A British person.
Example sentences
  • Twelve Kiwis, two Poms, two Germans and an Aussie, the latter a little depressed after the All Blacks had beaten the Wallabies overnight, assemble bikes and set off across the Baritt desert.
  • And on the streets of Brisbane the citizens were looking forward to it too, not least the Aussie who told Diane: ‘It's a good chance to beat the Poms, isn't it?’
  • She advises which way we should jump, and almost invariably goes the American way, the argument generally boiling down to the fact that there are more Americans than Poms.

Origin

early 20th century: short for Pommy.

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