prod

[ prod ]
/ prɒd /

verb (used with object), prod·ded, prod·ding.

to poke or jab with or as if with something pointed: I prodded him with my elbow.
to rouse or incite as if by poking; nag; goad.

noun

the act of prodding; a poke or jab.
any of various pointed instruments used as a goad, especially an electrified rod that administers a mild shock: a cattle prod.

Nearby words

  1. procuress,
  2. procursive epilepsy,
  3. procyon,
  4. procyonidae,
  5. procès-verbal,
  6. prod.,
  7. prodd,
  8. prodi,
  9. prodigal,
  10. prodigal son

Origin of prod

First recorded in 1525–35; origin uncertain

Related formsprod·der, nounun·prod·ded, adjective

Prod

[ prod ]
/ prɒd /

noun Chiefly Ulster Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.

a Protestant, especially an Anglo-Irish Protestant.

Origin of Prod

by shortening; d probably reflects the voicing or flap characteristic of some Ulster accents

prod.

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British Dictionary definitions for prod

prod

/ (prɒd) /

verb prods, prodding or prodded

to poke or jab with or as if with a pointed object
(tr) to rouse or urge to action

noun

the act or an instance of prodding
a sharp or pointed object
a stimulus or reminder
Derived Formsprodder, noun

Word Origin for prod

C16: of uncertain origin

Prod

/ (prɒd) /

noun

derogatory, slang another word for Protestant

prod.

abbreviation for

produce
produced
product
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Word Origin and History for prod
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