Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Abbreviations of pomological.

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  • noun An American alcoholic drink containing vodka and pomegranate juice.
  • noun Australia, New Zealand, sometimes pejorative An Englishman, a Briton; a person of British descent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a disparaging term for a British person

Etymologies

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(British person): Australian from 1912. contraction of pomegranate, rhyming slang for immigrant (“imme-granate”). The older term of Jimmy Grant, meaning immigrant, became Pommy Grant as the Australian sun allegedly turned immigrants′ skin pomegranate red.

Examples

  • We delivered our dispatches, and were getting ready for a gallop over the quarter mile of veldt, when, _pom, pom, pom, pom_, came a dozen one-pounders a few yards away right across our track.

    Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900) Letters from the Front

  • It was a welcome sound, and still more welcome the "pom -- pom -- pom -- _pom_," like the bark of a good dog, that sounded immediately afterwards.

    The Relief of Mafeking How it Was Accomplished by Mahon's Flying Column; with an Account of Some Earlier Episodes in the Boer War of 1899-1900

  • Pomegranates -- The power of the pom is it's great source of iron and vitamin C.

    Carolyn Scott: Why Fall Fruits & Veggies Are So Dang Good for You

  • Jackson comes with Maven "pom" - files; the only dependencies are:

    Dashboard RSS Feed

  • Most of the night i was drinking rum and coke. then my mom got a drink called a pom pom some tasty syrup with vodka, its strong at first but when you get close to drinking it, you don't even notice the vodka.

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  • This space, which it was not lawful to till or inhabit, the Romans called the pomœrium, not for its being without the wall, more than for the wall's being without it: and in enlarging the city, as far as the walls were intended to proceed outwards, so far these consecrated limits were likewise extended.

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • In Alabama, BP-contracted workers in rubber boots and gloves laid down clusters of oil-absorbing synthetic fibers called pom-poms, erected storm fencing along the Dauphin Island beach and collected samples of the tar and water for testing.

    Signs of the Times

  • On Dauphin Island, workers contracted by BP wore rubber boots and gloves to lay down oil-absorbing synthetic fibers called pom-poms, erect storm fencing along the beach and collect samples of the tar and water for testing.

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  • On Saturday, a team of dozens of BP-contracted workers in rubber boots and gloves laid down special clusters of oil-absorbing synthetic fibers called pom-poms, erected storm fencing along the Dauphin Island beach and collected samples of the tar and water for testing.

    Scientific American

  • On Dauphin Island, workers contracted by BP wore rubber boots and gloves to lay down oil-absorbing synthetic fibers called pom-poms, erect storm fencing along the beach and collect samples of the tar and water for testing.

    Scientific American

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  • Mop in reverse.

    November 3, 2007

  • From pommy - acronym for Prisoners Of Mother England (pome) - about those convicts shipped off

    August 27, 2009