[ pohk-loh-guhn ]
/ ˈpoʊkˌloʊ gən /
noun Northeastern U.S.
marshy or stagnant water that has branched off from a stream or lake.
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Also poke·lo·ken [pohk-loh-kuhn]. /ˈpoʊkˌloʊ kən/.
Also called lo·gan [loh-guhn] /ˈloʊ gən/ .
Origin of pokelogan
First recorded in 1840–50 (earlier as placename); origin uncertain; perhaps from an Algonquian language, e.g., Ojibwa pokenogun “stopping place,” or Maliseet papkeləkwan “backwater”; cf. bogan
Words nearby pokelogan
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British Dictionary definitions for pokelogan
/ (ˈpəʊkˌləʊɡən) /
Canadian another name for bogan 1
Word Origin for pokelogan
C19: from Ojibwa pokenogun
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