- to search or prowl about, as for plunder or food; forage.
- food or victuals.
Origin of prog
Examples from the Web for progged
- (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
Word Origin and History for progged
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.