pom

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See also: POM, Pom, pòm, ром, and Ром

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Briton or Englishman): Pom

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɒm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒm

Etymology[edit]

A clipping of pomegranate. In reference to the British, first attested in Australia in 1912[1][2] as rhyming slang for immigrant with additional reference to the likelihood of sunburn turning their skin pomegranate red. As a cocktail, originally American.

Noun[edit]

pom (plural poms)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, mildly derogatory slang) 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’.
  2. (cocktail) A cocktail containing pomegranate juice and vodka.

Usage notes[edit]

Whether pom, pommy, &c. constitute an ethnic or racial slur has been much debated within the Commonwealth; unquestionably, it is considered offensive to at least some Britons.

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References[edit]

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

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Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pōmus. Compare Daco-Romanian pom.

Noun[edit]

pom m (plural ponj)

  1. fruit tree
  2. fruit

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pōmum.

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Noun[edit]

pom m (plural poms)

  1. bunch, bouquet
    Synonym: ramell
  2. pommel, knob, doorknob
  3. A scent-bottle with a rounded shape.
  4. (botany) pome
  5. (historical) orb (golden ball symbolising royal power)
    Synonyms: globus, món

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Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

pom (Latin spelling)

  1. apple
    Synonym: mansana

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French pomme.

Noun[edit]

pom

  1. apple

References[edit]

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

Megleno-Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pōmus. Compare Aromanian, Romanian pom.

Noun[edit]

pom m

  1. fruit tree

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Rade[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French pompe.

Verb[edit]

pom

  1. to pump

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

pom m (plural pomi)

  1. fruit tree

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White Hmong[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Verb[edit]

pom

  1. to see
  2. to tattle

References[edit]

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