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Used to describe an immigrant, usually from the United Kingdom. From the word Pomegranate which was rhyming slang for Immigrant (C1920s). This evolved to pommy and pom by the 1950s
ten pound pom - 1950s immigrant from the UK who paid roughly £10 for passage (via boat) and a plot of land.
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A person from England, usually caucasian. Pom is short for pomegranate.

Pom was never an abbreviation of P.O.H.M nor P.O.M.E. (Prisoner of Her Majesty and Prisoner of Mother England respectively), otherwise we'd be calling them pomes as both acronyms are pronounced 'pome'

The convict scheme was one way for England to rid itself of the non-English and Catholic so many prisoners were Irish. Also purged from England were Scots, Welsh, blacks, jews, etc. so both above-mentioned acronyms are incorrect as pom would include all those that were not English.

English seamen, captains, generals, prison guards, farm labourers, domestic servants, etc. also emigrated to Aus. along with the convicts so again both above-mentioned acronyms are incorrect as these English were not prisoners.

All the convicts committed minor crimes. To dispel another myth, there were no hardened criminals shipped to Aus. During that time in England, murderers, rapists, conmen, Egyptians, etc. were all executed.

Note: the word Egyptian later became gypsy, at that time they believed all gypsies came from Egypt and gypsies were executed as fortune telling and other ways of conning people of their money, etc. was considered a serious crime.
Pom is short for pomegranate.
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Australian insult for an Englishman.
Came from the beginning of the country, when the Englishmen got very badly sunburnt whilst sunbathing, turning their skin a similar colour of a Pomegranite, an exotic red fruit.
The Poms are crap at cricket.
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The best guess at this time is that "pommy" was based on the word "pomegranate" -- either because the redness of the fruit supposedly matched the typically florid British complexion, or because (like "Johnny Grant" - Jimmy Grant, surely?) it was used as rhyming slang for "immigrant."

-- snopes.com
I'd like to welcome the pommy bastard to God's own earth.

-- Monty Python
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What someone might call a pomaranian(puff dog) if thye were tired of saying its long name.
She's a pom breeder, that's where I got my pomaranian puppy!
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Acronym for Perverted Old Man. Can also be used in the plural form as Perverted Old Men when dealing with a group of men ranging from 50 to 70 years old who enjoy making inappropriate sexual jokes while working with women.
-"Is the back door secured? (referencing an actual backdoor)
-"Well, mine is...but I can't say much about her back door."
-"You're such a POM!"
by hurricaneshawty June 23, 2011
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