(also Pommie) Australian /NZ informal , often derogatory
Definition of Pommy in English:
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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.
(as) dry as a Pommy's towel Australian /NZ humorous
- Extremely thirsty: let’s get a cold drink, I’m as dry as a Pommy’s towelMore example sentences
- 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 towelMore example sentences
- 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 Australian humorous
- Extremely or completely full: any decent hotel was as full as a Pommy complaint boxMore 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.
Early 20th century: apparently a shortening of pomegranate, rhyming slang for 'immigrant'.
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