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pom, Pom /pɑm/  

(countable noun) (informal) Usage note: This term is used by many speakers.

A person from Britain, particularly from England. ‘Pom’ can be used as an insult or just as a casual way of referring to someone. It can be written with or without the capital ‘P’ and is an alternative to 'Pommy'.

Example: First Fleet settlers were not just whingeing Poms when they complained about Sydney's blistering heat. A study of weather records made during the colony's first three years has confirmed that, after a relatively pleasant start, it really was hot. (

A Pom (one of this dictionary's editors) on holiday back in the UK

(photo by Julia Miller)