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pommy

[pom-ee] /ˈpɒm i/
noun, plural pommies. (often initial capital letter) Usually Disparaging. (in Australia and New Zealand)
1.
a British person, especially one who is a recent immigrant.
Also, pommie, pom.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; origin obscure; corroborating evidence for any of the numerous fanciful etymologies proposed for the word is so far lacking
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British Dictionary definitions for pommy

pommy

/ˈpɒmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
(sometimes capital) (slang) a mildly offensive word used by Australians and New Zealanders for an English person Sometimes shortened to pom
Word Origin
C20: of uncertain origin. Among a number of explanations are: (1) based on a blend of immigrant and pomegranate (alluding to the red cheeks of English immigrants); (2) from the abbreviation POME, Prisoner of Mother England (referring to convicts)
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