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pom

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The man who says he has exhausted life generally means that life has exhausted him.
Oscar Wilde
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English

Etymology

A contraction of pomegranate, rhyming slang for immigrant (“imme-granate”). The older term of Jimmy Grant, meaning immigrant, became Pommy Grant as the Australian sun turned the immigrant's skin pomegranate red.

Many folk etymologies also exist:

  • A devolution of “Prisoner of His/Her Majesty” or “POHM”
  • An acronym for “Prisoner of Mother England”

Noun

Singular
pom

Plural
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  1. An American alcoholic drink containing vodka and pomegranate juice.
  2. (Australia, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An Englishman, A Briton, A person of British decent.

Usage notes

The use of this word to refer to a British person is considered by some to be pejorative. The word is, however, used by many Australians and some British people as a neutral or even affirmative term. It can however still be offensive.

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Romanian

Etymology

Latin pomus

Noun

pom m. (plural pomi)

  1. tree

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