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pogy

  

      n  
1    pl   , pogies, pogy      another name for the       porgy  
2    pl   , pogies      a variant spelling of       pogey  
     (C19: perhaps from Algonquian pohegan menhaden)  
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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)  


pogy         
      n  
1    pl   , pogies, pogy      another name for the       porgy  
2    pl   , pogies      a variant spelling of       pogey  
     (C19: perhaps from Algonquian pohegan menhaden)  

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porgy  
      n   pl   , -gy, -gies  
1      (Also called)    pogy          any of various sparid fishes, many of which occur in American Atlantic waters  
   See also       scup       sheepshead  
2    any of various similar or related fishes  
     (C18: from Spanish pargo, from Latin phager type of fish, from Greek phagros sea bream)  


pogy         
      n  
1    pl   , pogies, pogy      another name for the       porgy  
2    pl   , pogies      a variant spelling of       pogey  
     (C19: perhaps from Algonquian pohegan menhaden)  

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pogey, podgy, pongy, porgy

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