verb (used with object), prod·ded, prod·ding.
- procursive epilepsy,
- prodigal son
Origin of prod
noun Chiefly Ulster Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
Origin of Prod
verb prods, prodding or prodded
Word Origin for prod
1530s, "to poke with a stick," of uncertain origin; possibly [Barnhart] a variant of brod, from Middle English brodden "to goad," from Old Norse broddr "shaft, spike" (see brad), or perhaps imitative [OED]. Figurative sense is recorded from 1871. Related: Prodded; prodding.
1787, "pointed instrument used in prodding;" 1802, "act of prodding;" from prod (v.).