Definitions

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  • n. An American alcoholic drink containing vodka and pomegranate juice.
  • n. An Englishman, a Briton; a person of British descent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Abbreviations of pomological.

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

  • n. a disparaging term for a British person

Etymologies

(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. (Wiktionary)

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

    August 27, 2009

  • Mop in reverse.

    November 3, 2007