Progging
Prog Prog, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Progged}. p. pr. & vb. n. {Progging}.] [Cf. D. prachen, G. prachern, Dan. prakke, Sw. pracka, to beg, L. procare, procari, to ask, demand, and E. prowl.] 1. To wander about and beg; to seek food or other supplies by low arts; to seek for advantage by mean shift or tricks. [Low] [1913 Webster]

A perfect artist in progging for money. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

I have been endeavoring to prog for you. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. To steal; to rob; to filch. [Low] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

3. To prick; to goad; to progue. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • progging — fishing for eels hidden in holes with a stocking needle fastened by the eye to the end of a willow wand, and to the middle of it is tied a long string. The free end is baited with a worm. This is then pushed into the hole. As soon as the eel has… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • progging — v. search about for food or treasure, forage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • progging — present part of prog …   Useful english dictionary

  • prog — I. ˈpräg noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown dialect Britain : a pointed instrument (as a goad or skewer) II. transitive verb (progged ; progged ; pr …   Useful english dictionary

  • Prog — Prog, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Progged}. p. pr. & vb. n. {Progging}.] [Cf. D. prachen, G. prachern, Dan. prakke, Sw. pracka, to beg, L. procare, procari, to ask, demand, and E. prowl.] 1. To wander about and beg; to seek food or other supplies by low …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Progged — Prog Prog, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Progged}. p. pr. & vb. n. {Progging}.] [Cf. D. prachen, G. prachern, Dan. prakke, Sw. pracka, to beg, L. procare, procari, to ask, demand, and E. prowl.] 1. To wander about and beg; to seek food or other supplies… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prog — prog1 [präg] vi. progged, progging [via dial. < ? ME prokken, to beg (prob. < LowG)] Dial. to prowl about, as in search of food or plunder; forage n. Dial. food obtained as by progging prog2 abbrev. 1. program 2. progressive …   English World dictionary

  • prog — I. intransitive verb (progged; progging) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1624 chiefly dialect to search about; especially forage II. noun Date: 1655 chiefly dialect food, victuals …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prog — /prog/, v., progged, progging, n. Brit. Slang. v.i. 1. to search or prowl about, as for plunder or food; forage. n. 2. food or victuals. [1560 70; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

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