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prod

[ prod ]
/ prɒd /
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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.

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Origin of prod

First recorded in 1525–35; origin uncertain
prodder, nounun·prod·ded, adjective

Definition for prod (2 of 3)

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

Definition for prod (3 of 3)

prod.

abbreviation

produce.
produced.
producer.
product.
production.
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British Dictionary definitions for prod (1 of 3)

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
prodder, noun
C16: of uncertain origin

British Dictionary definitions for prod (2 of 3)

Prod
/ (prɒd) /

noun

derogatory, slang another word for Protestant

British Dictionary definitions for prod (3 of 3)

prod.

abbreviation for

produce
produced
product
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