[poh-goh] /ˈpoʊ goʊ/
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verb pogos, pogoing, pogoed
(intransitive) to jump up and down in one spot, as in a punk dance of the 1970s
1921, originally a registered trademark (Germany, 1919), of unknown origin, perhaps formed from elements of the names of the designers.
Hopping Stilts Are the New French Playthings. … For France and especially Paris has taken to the “pogo” stick, a stick equipped with two rests for the feet. Inside of the stick is a strong spring so that the “pogoer” may take a series of jumps without straining his powers. The doctors claim that the jarring produced by the successive jumps do not serve to injure the spine, as one might at first suppose. This jumping habit is spreading through France and England and the eastern part of the United States. [“Illustrated World,” Sept., 1921]
The fad periodically returned in U.S., but with fading intensity. As a leaping style of punk dance, attested from 1977. The newspaper comic strip by Walt Kelly debuted in 1948 and ran daily through 1975.
Early system on G-15. Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).
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[puh-goh-nee-uh, -gohn-yuh] /pəˈgoʊ ni ə, -ˈgoʊn yə/ noun 1. a terrestrial orchid of the genus Pogonia, of North America. /pəˈɡəʊnɪə/ noun 1. any orchid of the chiefly American genus Pogonia, esp the snakesmouth, having pink or white fragrant flowers
pogoniasis po·go·ni·a·sis (pō’gə-nī’ə-sĭs) n.
pogonion po·go·ni·on (pə-gō’nē-ən) n. The most anterior point of the chin on the mandible in the midline. Also called mental point.
[pog-uh-nip] /ˈpɒg ə nɪp/ noun 1. an ice fog that forms in the mountain valleys of the western U.S.