pogy
menhaden men*ha"den, n. (Zo["o]l.) An American marine fish ({Brevoortia tyrannus}) of the Herring family ({Clupeidae}), chiefly valuable for its oil and as a component of fertilizers; -- called also {mossbunker}, {bony fish}, {chebog}, {pogy}, {hardhead}, {whitefish}, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pogy — ist die Bezeichnung von: Pogy (Michigan), eine Ortschaft im Mecosta County, im US Bundesstaat Michigan Pogy Creek, ein Fluss im Mecosta County, im US Bundesstaat Michigan Pogy Lake, ein See im Mecosta County, im US Bundesstaat Michigan Diese… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pogy — Po gy, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The menhaden. [1913 Webster] Note: Pogy is often confounded with porgy, and therefore incorrectly applied to various fishes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pogy — ☆ pogy [pō′gē; ] also [ päg′ē ] n. pl. pogies [shortened < Maine dial. poghaden, prob. < Abenaki] 1. MENHADEN 2. a surfperch (Amphistichus rhodoterus) …   English World dictionary

  • pogy — pogy1 /poh gee, pog ee/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) pogy, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) pogies. 1. a porgy. 2. a viviparous perch, Amphistichus rhodoterus, found in the shallow waters off the Pacific coast of the U.S. 3. the… …   Universalium

  • pogy — noun (plural pogies) Etymology: by shortening & alteration from poghaden, perhaps from Eastern Abenaki Date: circa 1847 menhaden …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pogy — 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

  • pogy — po·gy …   English syllables

  • pogy — I po•gy [[t]ˈpoʊ gi, ˈpɒg i[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) gy, (esp. for kinds or species) gies. 1) ich surfperch 2) ich menhaden • Etymology: 1855–60; shortening of poghaden (a Maine dial. term, perh. < Eastern Abenaki); see y II II po•gy… …   From formal English to slang

  • pogy — noun money received from the state • Syn: ↑dole, ↑pogey • Regions: ↑Canada (for: ↑pogey), ↑Canada • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pogy Lake — Bild gesucht  BW Geographische Lage Mecosta County (Michigan, USA) Zuflü …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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