Pommy

noun
Pom·​my | \ ˈpä-mē How to pronounce Pommy (audio) \
variants: or Pommie
plural Pommies

Definition of Pommy

Australia and New Zealand, slang, usually disparaging
: briton especially : an English immigrant

First Known Use of Pommy

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Pommy

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

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“Pommy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pommy. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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