Pommy

(redirected from Pomme)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Pommy

A slang term used in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa for a Briton understood to be of English heritage. Originally derogatory, the Australian Advertising Standards Board and the New Zealand Broadcasting Standards Authority have deemed Pom and Pomm copacetic terms.

The term is of unknown origin, but theories include derivatives of:

– Pomegranate, due to the colour of sunburnt skin (as well as a rhyming slang for immigrant);
– POME (Prisoner of Mother England), due to British former use of Australia as a penal colony;
– Pommery Champagne, a drink preferred by some English gentleman cricket players on cricket tours.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Alors que la consommation de pommes de terre connait une croissance rapide en Chine, Aviko, la societe neerlandaise de transformation de pommes de terre a signe un accord avec les villes de Zhangye et Minle afin de construire une usine de transformation de pommes de terre dans la province chinoise de Gansu.
Sally Pomme Clayton creates a world of magic, cross-dressing and betrayal; lust, love and death.
Plus for the Merton, there is free car hire (excluding insurance, payable locally), and for the Pomme D'or, free transfers.
Initiee par la province de Midelt en partenariat avec la direction regionale de l'agriculture de Meknes-Tafilalet, le conseil regional de Meknes-Tafilalet, le conseil provincial, la chambre regionale de l'agriculture et la Federation de Developpement de l'Arboriculture fruitiere au Maroc, cette manifestation vise a mettre en place une communaute de praticiens capables de travailler sur le marketing territorial de la province autour de la pomme labellisee et a valoriser les potentialites agricoles de la region dans le domaine des rosacees fruitieres en general, et le pommier en particulier.
She was readily brushed aside by Izzi Top when she stepped up in class, so it might be worth giving one more shot to Andre Fabre's La Pomme D'Amour.
A visit to Jersey - complete with a weekend's stay at the beautifully modernised Pomme D'Or Hotel - makes for not only a well-earned break, but also a way of building a sense of expectation and picking up a few pointers to how this kind of event can be steadily grown.
French for potato is pomme de terre, but what does it literally translate to in English?
ANTE-POST favourite Pomme Tiepy will lead a three-pronged challenge from Willie Mullins' yard on the EUR90,000 Connolly's Red Mills Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park on Thursday.
And recently, Michaele has told guests at a 'Real Housewives of DC' viewing party at La Pomme that there are lists for uninvited people who want to get into official events in Washington.
WILLIE Mullins bids for a first win in the Grand SteepleChase de Paris at Auteuil today with Pomme Tiepy.
You can have a brilliant party with bangers and mash, providing the mash is pomme puree and the bangers are top quality"
Pomme Tiepy could not get competitive in the ultra-valuable Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris, which went the way of the Philip Carberryridden Princesse D'Anjou.