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po·gy

 (pō′gē)
n. pl. pogy or po·gies

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

pogy

(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]

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]

po•gy2

(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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In summer, sometimes we get big blackfins right on the beach, in the pogy pods.
Searching for anyone who served with me aboard USS Pogy (SSN-647), 1979-83, and who was at Mare Island Naval Shipyard and part of wrecking crew overhaul, 1980-81.
Sea duty assignments included tours on various submarines of the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets, including Command of USS Pogy (SSN-647).
In a host of undersea food chains, menhaden--also known as pogy and bunker--are a common denominator.
Navy aboard the submarine USS Pogy in the Asiatic Pacific region during World War II.
MANY PREB SWIG LOFT HUCK CROW LUNG PATH KEYS bfim efgh CITY KNOB WUMP LARS BUST WAKF CLEM HIRN POGY KLIP HOMS FURY abcg NEWT
In a submarine, however, "you can travel under the ice, break through it, and leave quickly" by submerging, says Mark Cook, a North Carolina State University marine electronics technician who's conducting experiments aboard the Pogy.
The many inshore wrecks such as the One More Time off Dog Island and the Rotary Reef off Panacea are good places to free-line a live pogy or Spanish sardine for kings.
Menhaden, pogy, fatback, bunker, or any other of the dozen or so names they are called, weren't always so subtle.