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n. pl. pogy or po·gies
[Alteration of dialectal poghaden, perhaps of Eastern Abenaki origin.]
npl pogies or pogypl pogies
1. (Animals) another name for the porgy
2. (Social Welfare) a variant spelling of pogey
[C19: perhaps from Algonquian pohegan menhaden]
po•gy1(ˈpoʊ gi, ˈpɒg i)
n., pl. (esp. collectively) -gy, (esp. for kinds or species) -gies.
[1855–60; shortening of poghaden (a Maine dial. term, perhaps < Eastern Abenaki); see -y2]
n., pl. -gies. Canadian Slang.
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|Noun||1.||pogy - money received from the state|
public assistance, social welfare, welfare - governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need; "she lives on welfare"
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"