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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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After the shapes are cut punch the hole for hanging and add the ribbon for hanging before adding the pom poms.
Today, we have established a $5 million POMS recovery concessional loan scheme to provide funding for stock recovery and clean-up of affected farms; operating costs necessary to restart, continue and redevelop operations while recovery occurs; to provide POMS-related infrastructure modifications and re-stock affected oyster farms, and for debt reconstruction.
You will need: Cardboard for pom pom discs Pencil Scissors Assorted balls of wool Step one: Wind the wool Trace a pom pom disc template on to a piece of paper (this is a circle with a circular hole in the middle large enough for the wool to thread through.
A SCOTTISH court has ruled that calling an Englishman a Pom is not racist abuse.
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POMS enables Pharmaceutical and Biologics based manufacturing companies to manage their production systems and help them conform to increasing regulatory requirements.
"If you want to join in, you'd better be ready for some hard work, because it's not all pom- poms and dance numbers - and whatever you do, don't call the guys cissies or girly, especially if they're lifting you 12 feet off the ground."
(To provide variety you could make pom poms in different colours, or use different coloured lengths of wool in the one pom pom.
CHAD VALLEY POM POM ANIMALS KIT pounds 4, available from Woolworths, tel 0870 411 7112 This not only contains 35 pom poms, but eyes, fuzzy felt shapes and glue to make pigs, cows, butterflies and birds.
A SCOTTISH court has ruled that calling an Englishman a "f***ing Pom" is not racist abuse.