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prog

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

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
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Word Origin and History for progged

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 progged

prog

noun

Food

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


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