[ pom ]
/ pɒm /
noun (often initial capital letter)Slang: Usually Disparaging.
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Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of pom
Probably by back formation
Words nearby pom
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Example sentences from the Web for pom
Pom´pey decided for Hyr-ca´nus, and aided him by a Ro´man army.Outline Studies in the Old Testament for Bible Teachers|Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
And then the happy hymns rolled out, and the choristers cried 'Pom!'Ghetto Comedies|Israel Zangwill
British Dictionary definitions for pom (1 of 2)
/ (pɒm) /
slang, Australian and NZ short for pommy
British Dictionary definitions for pom (2 of 2)
prescription-only medicine or medicationCompare OTC
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