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pom definition

Overview

This page has 15 definitions of pom with English translations in 6 languages. Pom is a noun and verb. Also define these 29 related words and terms: derogatory, Englishman, Briton, British, Brit, limey, American, vodka, pomegranate, juice, fruit tree, fruit, bunch, bouquet, ramell, pommel, knob, doorknob, scent-bottle, botany, pome, orb, globus, món, apple, mansana, pump, see, and tattle.

See also: POM, Pom, pòm, ром, and Ром

English pom definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Australian from 1912.[1][2] Shortening of pomegranate, rhyming slang for immigrant (“imme-granate”), with additional reference to the fact that the harsh Australian sun could turn British immigrants' skin pomegranate red.

Noun

pom (plural poms)

  1. (Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, derogatory) An Englishman, a Briton; a person of British descent.
    • 1987, Linda Christmas, The Ribbon and the Ragged Square: An Australian Journey, page 27,
      I could see more than mere humour in car stickers that read ‘Grow your own Dope: Plant a Pom’ ... ‘Keep Australia Beautiful: Shoot a Pom’.
    • 1989, Tony Wheeler, Australia: A Travel Survival Kit, Lonely Planet, page 10,
      The prize for being Australia′s original pom goes to the enterprising pirate William Dampier, who made the first investigations ashore about 40 years after Tasman and nearly 100 years before Cook.
    • 2008, Lawrence Booth, Cricket, Lovely Cricket?, page 214,
      At one stage a group called British People Against Racial Discrimination complained to the Advertising Standards Board in Australia about an advert for Tooheys beer that claimed it was ‘cold enough to scare a Pom’.
    Synonyms: Brit, limey
Usage notes

The use of this word to refer to a British person is a racial slur. There has been lots of debate on the subject, but it is taken as a term of offence by those at whom it is directed.

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References

  1. ^ 1998, Roger Robinson, Nelson Wattie, The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature, page 445.
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22378819

Etymology 2

Shortening of pomegranate.

Noun

pom (plural poms)

  1. (cocktail) An American alcoholic drink containing vodka and pomegranate juice.

Anagrams


Aromanian pom definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin pōmus. Compare Daco-Romanian pom.

Noun

pom m (plural ponj)

  1. fruit tree
  2. fruit
    • Fruit definition
      In general, a product of plant growth useful to man or animals. (1 of 9 fruit definitions)

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Catalan pom definition

Etymology

From Latin pōmum.

Pronunciation

Noun

pom m (plural poms)

  1. bunch, bouquet
    Synonym: ramell
  2. pommel, knob, doorknob
  3. A scent-bottle with a rounded shape.
    • Scent-Bottle definition
      A small elegant bottle containing perfume.
  4. (botany) pome
    • Botany definition
      The scientific study of plants, a branch of biology. Typically those disciplines that involve the whole plant. (1 of 4 botany definitions)
  5. (historical) orb (golden ball symbolising royal power)
    Synonyms: globus, món
    • Orb definition
      A spherical body; a globe; especially, one of the celestial spheres; a sun, planet, or star (1 of 10 orb definitions)
    • Globus definition
      The sensation of having a lump in the throat.

Derived terms

  • pomejat
  • pomell

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Ladino pom definition

Etymology

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Noun

pom (Latin spelling)

  1. apple
    Synonym: mansana
    • Mansana definition
      apple

Mauritian Creole pom definition

Etymology

From French pomme

Noun

pom

  1. apple

References

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

Rade pom definition

Etymology

Borrowed from French pompe.

Verb

pom

  1. to pump
    • Pump definition
      A device for moving or compressing a liquid or gas. (1 of 7 pump definitions)

Romanian pom definition

Etymology

From Latin pōmus, from Proto-Italic *poomos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂po-h₁ém-os (taken off), from *h₂epo (off) + *h₁em- (take). See pōmum.

Noun

pom m (plural pomi)

  1. fruit tree

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White Hmong pom definition

Etymology

From Proto-Hmong-Mien *bu̯ət (to see). Cognate with Iu Mien buatc.

Pronunciation

Verb

pom

  1. to see
  2. to tattle

References

  • Sue Murphy Mote, Hmong and American: Stories of Transition to a Strange Land →ISBN, 2004)