prog

[prog] 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:
1560–70; origin uncertain

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prog1 (prɒɡ)
 
vb , progs, progging, progged
1.  slang, dialect or (Brit) (intr) to prowl about for or as if for food or plunder
 
n
2.  slang, dialect or (Brit) food obtained by begging
3.  dialect (Canadian) a Newfoundland word for food
 
[C17: of unknown origin]

prog2 (prɒɡ)
 
n
1.  short for proctor
 
vb , progs, progging, progged
2.  (tr) (of a proctor) to discipline (a student)

prog3 (prɒɡ)
 
n
informal short for programme, esp a television programme

prog.
 
abbreviation for
1.  programme
2.  progress
3.  progressive

Prog.
 
abbreviation for
Progressive (Party, movement, etc)

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Word Origin & History

prog
1958, colloquial shortening of progressive (q.v.).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
prog.
program
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Example sentences
Punk bands sneered at prog rockers who recorded epic odysseys lasting sometimes for an entire side of an album.
But it mostly dispense with some of their earlier stylistic forays into alt-country, chilly new wave and prog rock.
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