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pogy

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

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

Other definitions for pogy (2 of 2)

pogy2
[ poh-gee ]
/ ˈpoʊ gi /

noun, plural po·gies.Slang.
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British Dictionary definitions for pogy

pogy
/ (ˈpəʊɡɪ, ˈpɒɡɪ) /

noun
plural pogies or pogy another name for the porgy
plural pogies a variant spelling of pogey

Word Origin for pogy

C19: perhaps from Algonquian pohegan menhaden
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