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pogey

  
, pogy  
      n   pl   , pogeys, pogies     (Canadian)  
slang  
1    financial or other relief given to the unemployed by the government; dole  
2    unemployment insurance  
3   
a    the office distributing relief to the unemployed  
b    (as modifier)  
pogey clothes     
     (C20: from earlier pogie workhouse, of unknown origin)  
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pogy, progeny, pogge, podge

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