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It Has 3 letters ( p o m )         1 vowels ( o )         2 consonants ( p m )         Word on the contrary mop

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English - Etymology

(British person): Australian from 1912. contraction of pomegranate, rhyming slang for immigrant (“imme-granate”). The older term of Jimmy Grant, meaning immigrant, became Pommy Grant as the Australian sun allegedly turned immigrants′ skin pomegranate red. Folk etymologies also exist, for example: * A devolution of “Prisoner of His/Her Majesty” or “POHM”; * An acronym for “Prisoner of Mother England”. * An acronym for "Permit of Immigration".

(British person): Australian from 1912. contraction of pomegranate, rhyming slang for immigrant (“imme-granate”). The older term of Jimmy Grant, meaning immigrant, became Pommy Grant as the Australian sun allegedly turned immigrants′ skin pomegranate red.

Folk etymologies also exist, for example:

Which the in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* Rhymes: -ɒm

  • Rhymes: -ɒm

Which the in categoryENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

POM (_plural_ POMS) * (cocktail) An American alcoholic drink containing vodka and pomegranate juice. * (Australia, New Zealand, sometimes pejorative) 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’. USAGE NOTES The use of this word to refer to a British person is considered by some to be pejorative. The word is, however, used by many Australians and some British people as a neutral or even affirmative term. It can however still be offensive. SYNONYMS * (British person): Brit, limey DERIVED TERMS * pommy * ten pound pom * whinging pom

pom (plural poms)

  1. (cocktail) An American alcoholic drink containing vodka and pomegranate juice.
  2. (Australia, New Zealand, sometimes pejorative) An Englishman, a Briton; a person of British descent.

Usage notes

The use of this word to refer to a British person is considered by some to be pejorative. The word is, however, used by many Australians and some British people as a neutral or even affirmative term. It can however still be offensive.

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Which the in categoryENGLISH - SEE ALSO
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English - See Also

* kiwi * pompom * Yank * Wikipedia article on Alternative words for British

Which the in categoryENGLISH - REFERENCES
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English - References

* ^ 1998, Roger Robinson, Nelson Wattie, _The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature_, page 445. * ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22378819

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

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* mop * OPM * PMO

Which the in categoryAROMANIAN - ETYMOLOGY
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Aromanian - Etymology

From Latin _pomus_.

From Latin pomus.

Which the in categoryAROMANIAN - NOUN
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Aromanian - Noun

POM * fruit tree SEE ALSO * arbure

pom

  1. fruit tree

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Which the in categoryINTERLINGUE - NOUN
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Interlingue - Noun

POM * apple

pom

  1. apple

Which the in categoryLADINO - NOUN
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Ladino - Noun

POM ? (_Latin spelling_) * apple SYNONYMS * mansana

pom ? (Latin spelling)

  1. apple

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Which the in categoryROMANIAN - ETYMOLOGY
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Romanian - Etymology

From Latin _pomus_. See _pomum_.

From Latin pomus. See pomum.

Which the in categoryROMANIAN - NOUN
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Romanian - Noun

POM m (_plural_ POMI) * fruit tree DECLENSION RELATED TERMS * poamă SEE ALSO * copac * arbore

pom m (plural pomi)

  1. fruit tree

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Which the in categoryWHITE HMONG - VERB
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White Hmong - Verb

POM * see

pom

  1. see

Which the in categoryWHITE HMONG - REFERENCES
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White Hmong - References

* Sue Murphy Mote, _Hmong and American: Stories of Transition to a Strange Land_ (ISBN 078641832X, 2004)


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