One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- short for Pomeranian
A British person.
- ‘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.’
- ‘A jocular Englishman, Terry has been in New Zealand for 12 years, organising tours of the best dive spots for visiting Poms.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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?’’
- ‘Perhaps I should start a travel agency for jaded Poms!’
Early 20th century: short for Pommy.
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