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[poh-gee] /ˈpoʊ gi/

noun, plural pogeys.
Slang.. Also, pogy.

Canadian Slang.

adjective, Canadian Slang.
of, relating to, or obtained through charity or government relief:
pogey shoes.
noun (Canadian, slang) (pl) pogeys, pogies
financial or other relief given to the unemployed by the government; dole
unemployment insurance


[origin unknown; perhaps fr the common name of the trash fish menhaden, as suggesting something cheap, common, and to be caught with bait; perhaps fr the Southern pronunciation of porgy, another fish of a similar quality]


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