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n. pl. pogy or po·gies

[Alteration of dialectal poghaden, perhaps of Eastern Abenaki origin.]


(ˈpəʊɡɪ; ˈpɒɡɪ)
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]


(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]


(ˈpoʊ gi)

n., pl. -gies. Canadian Slang.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
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An' we used to go out on the Rock Wall an' catch pogies an' rock cod.
Flounder tend to hang around the glass minnows in early spring, and then later in the year, they'll hang around the finger mullet and then the little shrimp and pogies," said Jacksonville's Capt.
Also known colloquially as bunker, pogies, or alewifes, they are the staple food for many commercially important predator fish, including striped bass, bluefish, and weakfish, which are harvested along the coast in a dozen different states, as well as for sharks, dolphins, and blue whales.
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Feeding was mainly squid (Illex illecebrosus) and butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus); however, Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus), pogies (Brevoortia tyrannus), or blue back herring (Alosa aestivalis) were often used to vary diet.
In addition to the ribbon fish, the team was trolling with pogies and bluefish.
The one exception is mid-to late-summer, when calm weather and massive schools of pogies draw tarpon, kingfish and adventurous kayak anglers together.
That means not using small bait like pogies and mackerel, which they readily devour.
Cut pogies, blue crab, ladyfish or mullet are great baits.
At least fifty boats are fishing the southwest corner of Stellwagen Bank for them, mostly with live pogies (menhaden).
For dead baits, northern mackerel, menhaden or pogies and Spanish sardines are great.