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slang Austral and NZ short for pommy


abbreviation for
(Medicine) prescription-only medicine or medication. Compare OTC


or pom•mie

(ˈpɒm i)

also pom,

n., pl. pom•mies also poms.
usage: This term is usually used with disparaging intent, but sometimes it is merely a term of affectionate abuse. The context will usually show the intent, because the word may be used with various adjectives or in set phrases.
(often cap.) Usually Disparaging. (a term used in Australia and New Zealand to refer to a Briton, esp. one who is a recent immigrant.)
[1910–15; orig. obscure]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pom - a disparaging term for a British person
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
New Zealand - an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
English person - a native or inhabitant of England


2 [pɒm] N (= dog) → perro m de Pomerania, lulú mf (de Pomerania)


n (Austral inf) → Engländer(in) m(f), → Tommy m (dated inf)
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