prod

prod

[prod]
verb (used with object), prodded, prodding.
1.
to poke or jab with or as if with something pointed: I prodded him with my elbow.
2.
to rouse or incite as if by poking; nag; goad.
noun
3.
the act of prodding; a poke or jab.
4.
any of various pointed instruments used as a goad, especially an electrified rod that administers a mild shock: a cattle prod.

Origin:
1525–35; origin uncertain

prodder, noun
unprodded, adjective


2. impel, stir, prompt, excite.
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Prod

[prod]
noun Chiefly Ulster Slang: Often Disparaging and Offensive.
a Protestant, especially an Anglo-Irish Protestant.

Origin:
by shortening; d probably reflects the voicing or flap characteristic of some Ulster accents

prod.

2.
produced.
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prod (prɒd)
 
vb , prods, prodding, prodded
1.  to poke or jab with or as if with a pointed object
2.  (tr) to rouse or urge to action
 
n
3.  the act or an instance of prodding
4.  a sharp or pointed object
5.  a stimulus or reminder
 
[C16: of uncertain origin]
 
'prodder
 
n

Prod (prɒd)
 
n
derogatory, slang another word for Protestant

prod.
 
abbreviation for
1.  produce
2.  produced
3.  product

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prod
1530s, "to poke with a stick," possibly a variant of brod, from M.E. brodden "to goad," from O.N. broddr "shaft, spike" (see brad), or perhaps onomatopoeic. Figurative sense is recorded from 1871. The noun is recorded from 1802.
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prod definition


  1. n.
    a reminder. : She gave me a little prod about the report that is due Monday.
  2. tv.
    to remind someone (about something). : Stop prodding me about these minor matters.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
prod.
  1. produce

  2. produced

  3. product

  4. production

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