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[poh-gee, pog-ee]
noun, plural (especially collectively) po·gy, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) po·gies.
  1. a porgy.
  2. a viviparous perch, Amphistichus rhodoterus, found in the shallow waters off the Pacific coast of the U.S.
  3. the menhaden.
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Origin of pogy1

1855–60, Americanism; shortening of poghaden, paughagen (a Maine dial. term, perhaps < Eastern Abenaki) + -y2


noun, plural po·gies. Slang.
  1. pogey(def 1).
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British Dictionary definitions for pogy


  1. plural pogies or pogy another name for the porgy
  2. plural pogies a variant spelling of pogey
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Word Origin

C19: perhaps from Algonquian pohegan menhaden
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