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pommy, Pommy /'pɑmi/
(countable noun) (informal) Usage note: This term is used by many speakers.
A person from Britain, particularly from England. ‘Pommy’ 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 'Pom'.
Example: Depending on how you define 'computer', the modern day computer was actually invented by a pommy named Alan Turing. (http://blogs.smh.com.au/travel/archives/2008/04/the_most_underrated_country)
A Pommy (one of the editors of this dictionary) on holiday in the UK
(photo by Julia Miller)