English: ‘bomb’.

Has anyone heard of bom recently for the 20 toea piece? Who used it originally for two shillings?

See original Mihalic entry.

Noun forms

  1. Weapons: a bomb
    hanbom a hand grenade

  1. Everyday item: a florin (the Australian two shilling piece before it became twenty cents) florin

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