Definition of Pommy in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpɒmi
(also Pommie)
Australian /NZ informal , often • derogatory


  • British: a Pommy accent
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    • 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.
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    • 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: of unknown origin; said by some to be short for pomegranate, as a near rhyme to immigrant, but evidence is lacking.

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