- to search or prowl about, as for plunder or food; forage.
- food or victuals.
Origin of prog
Examples from the Web for prog
Prog Spring David Weigel, Slate Before it was a joke, prog was the future of rock and roll.The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for Aug. 18, 2012
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With one accord a general rush was made upon the hampers of prog.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
"We'll be lighting the fire while you get the prog," they assured her.A harum-scarum schoolgirl
Each of those means two shillings that we owe the old gentleman for our prog.!Tention
George Manville Fenn
I slew him, and you cant get provisions from him any more, while with me there will always be plenty of prog.Nasby in Exile
David R. Locke
Ayn't you lucky boys, to have reg'lar work like this, and the best of prog!Sybil
- (intr) British slang, or dialect to prowl about for or as if for food or plunder
- British slang, or dialect food obtained by begging
- Canadian dialect a Newfoundland word for food
- short for proctor (def. 1)
- (tr) (of a proctor) to discipline (a student)
- informal short for programme, esp a television programme
- Progressive (Party, movement, etc)
Word Origin and History for prog
1958, colloquial shortening of progressive (q.v.). Earlier it was British student slang for proctor (1890) and earlier still a cant word for "food, provisions" (1650s), perhaps from verb prog "to poke about" (1610s), of unknown origin, perhaps related to prod (v.). Related: Progged; progging.