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prog

[prog] /prɒg/ British Slang.
verb (used without object), progged, progging.
1.
to search or prowl about, as for plunder or food; forage.
noun
2.
food or victuals.
Origin of prog
1560-1570
1560-70; origin uncertain

Prog.

prog.

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  • Then I suggested quietly that Phil's dollars could be put to a better use than for prog and liquor.

    Mrs. Falchion, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • "We'll be lighting the fire while you get the prog," they assured her.

  • With one accord a general rush was made upon the hampers of prog.

    Jack Hinton Charles James Lever
  • Ayn't you lucky boys, to have reg'lar work like this, and the best of prog!

    Sybil Benjamin Disraeli
  • Each of those means two shillings that we owe the old gentleman for our prog.

    !Tention George Manville Fenn
  • Where the Widow keeps a mansion and purvides you with your prog.

  • I'll bring some prog if you will, and we'll have one of our old red-letter days.

    The Odds Ethel M. Dell
  • This was a sad damper to our heroes, who returned to the castle with their prog untouched and no great appetite for dinner.

    Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities Robert Smith Surtees
  • “Go on heaving down that there prog, Barney,” whispered Bob from behind his hand.

    Sail Ho! George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for prog

prog1

/prɒɡ/
verb progs, progging, progged
1.
(intransitive) (Brit, slang or dialect) to prowl about for or as if for food or plunder
noun
2.
(Brit, slang or dialect) food obtained by begging
3.
(Canadian, dialect) a Newfoundland word for food
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin

prog2

/prɒɡ/
noun
1.
short for proctor (sense 1)
verb progs, progging, progged
2.
(transitive) (of a proctor) to discipline (a student)

prog3

/prɒɡ/
noun
1.
(informal) short for programme, esp a television programme

prog.

abbreviation
1.
programme
2.
progress
3.
progressive

Prog.

abbreviation
1.
Progressive (Party, movement, etc)
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Word Origin and History for prog

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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for prog

prog

noun

Food

[1655+; origin unknown; perhaps fr obsolete prog, ''poke and forage about,'' of obscure origin]

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Related Abbreviations for prog

prog.

program
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