Derogatory slang for an English person living in England. The word comes from the acronym P.O.M.E., which stands for Prisoner of Mother England, originating from Australia and New Zealand, both being English colonies. The word is actively used by most of the Australian and New Zealand public, which contradicts what most arrogant Australians claim - that it is their word. But then, the thiefs stole 'Digger' as well from the Kiwis, though most would swear the opposite.
"Hey, there's that stupid Pom on the telly!"
Originally an acronym for the status of inmates sent to Australia: 'Prisoner of Mother England'.
At first used by the English to describe Australians (as anyone Australian must, obviously, have come from prison), now in a strange refersal used by Australians to designate anyone from England.
"Oid loik ta waelcum tha pome baastud ta god's awn eu-uth, and ta remoind him we deown't loik stack-ap sticky beeks reound hee."
A British person - or close equivalent to the species. Specialise in inventing sports and timing themselves on how long it takes before all of their former colonies can defeat them at it. Spelt P-O-M: the "Prisoner of Her Majesty" explanation is an urban legend, as is "Prisoner of Mother England", the other version of this common myth.
"Poor sad Pom - he never really got over the Ashes"
Either comes from 'prisoner of mother England' or pomigranite - a reddish coloured fruit that native Australians (Aboriginals) thought had a similar colour to the skin of sunburnt Brits.
Not meant to be an insult (as some English think for some reason), merely a nickname for our less-tanned former rulers. Nicknaming everything is very Australian.
Pom: 'Oi, convict, get your shit stars off our flag!'
Aussie: Fuck off pom, get your shit cricketers off our cricket ovals and give us our fucking ashes - they've been ours since 1989!'
a negative word when refering to british
its not quite as insulting from the american perspective, but it is an insult to the british
you bloddy pome
bloody waving pome
A derogatory word used to refer to a Brit, derived from the acronym POME (Prisoner of Mother England).
Oi, that Pommie bastard stole all me chips.
The slang Australian word for an Englishman. Used a excessively when losing.
"Damnit, the poms have won the rugby world cup..."
"Damnit, the Poms have reclaimed the ashes in spectacular style..."