from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A strong stick with footrests and a heavy spring set into the bottom end, used to propel oneself along the ground by hopping.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A toy, used for hopping up and down on, consisting of a pole with a T-bar handle at one end, and spring-loaded footpads on the other.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. plaything consisting of a pole with foot rests and a strong spring; propelled by jumping


From Pogo, a former trademark.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown. Perhaps from the motion. (Wiktionary)


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