noun, plural po·geys.
- a package of food, candy, or other treats sent to a child at boarding school, a person in an institution, etc.
- candy or a treat.
- an institution maintained by private charities or government funds for the housing of the aged, sick, orphaned, or feeble-minded; an old-age home, charity hospital, orphanage, or the like.
- any form of charity or government relief.
- unemployment insurance provided by the government.
adjective Canadian Slang.
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Origin of pogey
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Example sentences from the Web for pogey
That fire threatened Enchanted, once it should sweep through the chimney draught of Pogey Notch.
“And if they can get enough men ahead of it perhaps they can stop it in Pogey Notch,” Lane concluded.
Mr. Wade has left the top of the mountain with the girl, and will meet Mr. Barrett to the south of Pogey Notch.
And roaring a good-natured cheer over their shoulders, the “Busters” filed away into the mouth of Pogey Notch.
Had not the wind been at their backs, whistling from the north, the passage of Pogey Notch would have proved a savage encounter.
British Dictionary definitions for pogey
noun plural pogeys or pogies Canadian slang
- the office distributing relief to the unemployed
- (as modifier)pogey clothes