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[ poh-goh ]
/ ˈpoʊ goʊ /


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Examples from the Web for pogo

  • POGO has received $135,000 since June 2010 from Ploughshares.

    Ploughshares Fund Uses Its Millions to Sway Arms Control Debate|Eli Lake|December 13, 2011|DAILY BEAST
  • Sid was once the Pistols fan who invented the Pogo (a dance involving jumping in once place and thrashing about).

    Sid Didn't Kill Nancy|Malcolm McLaren|February 4, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • As the line of surf was approached, Pogo became more energetic in his actions.

    The Two Supercargoes|W.H.G. Kingston
  • Meanwhile the French had become masters of Pogo Velho; the formidable masses had nearly outflanked us on the right.

British Dictionary definitions for pogo


/ (ˈpəʊɡəʊ) /

verb pogos, pogoing or pogoed

(intr) to jump up and down in one spot, as in a punk dance of the 1970s
Derived Formspogoer, noun

Word Origin for pogo

C20: from pogo stick; from the motion
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Word Origin and History for pogo


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