prog

[prog]British Slang.
noun
  1. food or victuals.

Origin of prog

First recorded in 1560–70; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for progged

prog

1
verb progs, progging or progged
  1. (intr) British slang, or dialect to prowl about for or as if for food or plunder
noun
  1. British slang, or dialect food obtained by begging
  2. Canadian dialect a Newfoundland word for food

Word Origin for prog

C17: of unknown origin

prog

2
noun
  1. short for proctor (def. 1)
verb progs, progging or progged
  1. (tr) (of a proctor) to discipline (a student)

prog

3
noun
  1. informal short for programme, esp a television programme
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Word Origin and History for progged

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.

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