Pommy

noun

Pom·​my ˈpä-mē How to pronounce Pommy (audio)
variants or Pommie
plural Pommies
Australia and New Zealand, slang, usually disparaging
: briton
especially : an English immigrant

Word History

Etymology

by shortening & alteration from pomegranate, alteration of Jimmy Grant, rhyming slang for immigrant

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pommy was in 1912

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Cite this Entry

“Pommy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pommy. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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