Main definitions of Pom in English

: Pom1Pom2

Pom1

noun

Pronunciation

Pom

/päm//pɑm/

Main definitions of Pom in English

: Pom1Pom2

Pom2

noun

Australian, NZ
informal, derogatory
  • A British person.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Perhaps I should start a travel agency for jaded Poms!’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Early 20th century: short for Pommy.

Pronunciation

Pom

/päm//pɑm/