pogey

pogey
checks from employment insurance
  

Some guys work all summer and collect pogey all winter.


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  • pogey — noun a) A poorhouse, workhouse, welfare office, charity hostel, etc. There were no jobs for the unemployed, however. And thus many hundreds of thousands went “on the pogey,” although all available evidence indicates that they loathed doing so. To …   Wiktionary

  • pogey — /poh gee/, n., pl. pogeys, adj. 1. Slang. Also, pogy. a. a package of food, candy, or other treats sent to a child at boarding school, a person in an institution, etc. b. candy or a treat. n. 2. Canadian Slang. a. an institution maintained by… …   Universalium

  • pogey — I Canadian Slang [poe gee] Unemployment insurance I am on pogey Canada; means: Unemployment Insurance (now called Employment Insurance). II Canadian Slang welfare or employment insurance …   English dialects glossary

  • pogey oil — a golden oil from menhaden or pogey (Brevoortia tyrannus) used in chumming (q.v.) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pogey\ bait — U.S.M.C., World War I. Candy. Eat too much of that pogey bait and you are going to rot your teeth …   Dictionary of american slang

  • pogey\ bait — U.S.M.C., World War I. Candy. Eat too much of that pogey bait and you are going to rot your teeth …   Dictionary of american slang

  • pogey — n American the female sex organs. The word is prob ably derived from the obsolete pogie or pogue , which denoted a male homo sexual, hence sexual activity in general …   Contemporary slang

  • pogey — n. (British) financial assistance for the needy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pogey — [ pəʊgi] noun Canadian informal unemployment or welfare benefit. Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • pogey — po·gey …   English syllables

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