[ pom ]

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

Origin of pom

Probably by back formation

Words Nearby pom

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How to use pom in a sentence

  • With great deliberation and much formality Wu-pom Nai proceeded to loosen the boy's heavy plaits of hair.

    Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
  • A pom-pom of ours is now popping away just ahead, and there is a good deal of rifle-fire.

    In the Ranks of the C.I.V. | Erskine Childers
  • Our side at first answered with pom-poms, Maxims, and rifle-fire, but our guns have just come into action.

    In the Ranks of the C.I.V. | Erskine Childers
  • Then pom-pom-pom, whew-w-w-w, as shells came singing over the rear-guard.

    In the Ranks of the C.I.V. | Erskine Childers
  • The black muzzles of multiple pom-poms were swinging around, poking toward the sky.

    The Lost Warship | Robert Moore Williams

British Dictionary definitions for pom (1 of 2)


/ (pɒm) /

  1. slang, Australian and NZ short for pommy

British Dictionary definitions for POM (2 of 2)


abbreviation for
  1. prescription-only medicine or medication: Compare OTC

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