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[pom] /pɒm/
noun, (often initial capital letter) Slang: Usually Disparaging.
Origin of pom
probably by back formation Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I inquired if the maid she had brought with her had turned into a typist, too, to say nothing of the poms.

  • Happy is the owner whose poms or Pugs require no such improvement!

    A Manual of Toy Dogs Mrs. Leslie Williams
  • poms are, perhaps, the most excitable of small dogs, and pugs certainly the least so.

    A Manual of Toy Dogs Mrs. Leslie Williams
  • A good fire burned, and the four poms were asleep on the hearth-rug.

    Ghosts I Have Seen Violet Tweedale
  • They used to be the favorite lap-dogs, but somehow the poms and the Pekes have come in to take their place.

    The Dogs of Boytown Walter A. Dyer
  • She was usually to be seen leading a pair of poms on a leash.

    The Land of Promise D. Torbett
  • That is, real doggy dogs; not these little imitation parlor insects, like poms and Pekes and such.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for poms


(slang, Austral & NZ) short for pommy


prescription-only medicine or medication Compare OTC
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