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).
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.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)|Charles Lever
British Dictionary definitions for pogo
verb pogos, pogoing or pogoed
Word Origin for pogo
Word Origin and History for pogo
1921, originally a registered trademark (Germany, 1919), of unknown origin, perhaps formed from elements of the names of the designers.
Hopping Stilts Are the New French Playthings. ... For France and especially Paris has taken to the "pogo" stick, a stick equipped with two rests for the feet. Inside of the stick is a strong spring so that the "pogoer" may take a series of jumps without straining his powers. The doctors claim that the jarring produced by the successive jumps do not serve to injure the spine, as one might at first suppose. This jumping habit is spreading through France and England and the eastern part of the United States. ["Illustrated World," Sept., 1921]
The fad periodically returned in U.S., but with fading intensity. As a leaping style of punk dance, attested from 1977. The newspaper comic strip by Walt Kelly debuted in 1948 and ran daily through 1975.