pom

[ pom ]
/ pɒm /

noun (often initial capital letter)Slang: Usually Disparaging.

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Origin of pom

Probably by back formation
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British Dictionary definitions for pom (1 of 2)

pom
/ (pɒm) /

noun

slang, Australian and NZ short for pommy

British Dictionary definitions for pom (2 of 2)

POM

abbreviation for

prescription-only medicine or medicationCompare OTC
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