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

Origin of pom

probably by back formation
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Contemporary Examples of pom

Historical Examples of pom

  • "Well,—maybe it's about the Pom dog," suggested the May Girl helpfully.

    Rainy Week

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

  • “Sedit, if you are here to go in, this is the way for you,” said Pom Piweki.

  • Pom's none too nice, I know, but he's got to understand that.

    The Castle Inn

    Stanley John Weyman

  • Pom, I want money as well as another--want it devilish bad--'

    The Castle Inn

    Stanley John Weyman

  • Besides, there's a--a way with the pretty creatures, if you take me, and Pom has not got it.

    The Castle Inn

    Stanley John Weyman

British Dictionary definitions for pom



slang, Australian and NZ short for pommy


abbreviation for

prescription-only medicine or medicationCompare OTC
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