Pommy

Definitions

Slang

  • adjective (a person who is) British. The standard, and usually derogatory, slang term for natives of or immigrants from the British Isles, Pommy is probably a corruption of ‘pomegranate’, chanted as a humorous semi-rhyme for ‘immigrant’. The epithet has been in use since the first decade of the 20th century. The noun is now probably more common in the form Pom.
  • noun (a person who is) British. The standard, and usually derogatory, slang term for natives of or immigrants from the British Isles, Pommy is probably a corruption of ‘pomegranate’, chanted as a humorous semi-rhyme for ‘immigrant’. The epithet has been in use since the first decade of the 20th century. The noun is now probably more common in the form Pom.
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