Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pointed instrument for poking or prodding.
  • noun A poke; a prod.
  • noun Victuals got by begging; hence, victuals in general; food.
  • noun One who goes from place to place begging for victuals.
  • To poke; prod.
  • To go prowling about, as for pickings or plunder; prowl; filch; forage; especially, to go a-begging.
  • To search carelessly or aimlessly, as for oysters, clams, etc., along the shore in a rambling way.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb Low To wander about and beg; to seek food or other supplies by low arts; to seek for advantage by mean shift or tricks.
  • intransitive verb Low To steal; to rob; to filch.
  • intransitive verb Scot. To prick; to goad; to progue.
  • noun Slang Victuals got by begging, or vagrancy; victuals of any kind; food; supplies.
  • noun Slang A vagrant beggar; a tramp.
  • noun Scot. A goal; progue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Abbreviation of progressive.
  • noun computing, informal A program.
  • noun slang, obsolete Victuals got by begging, or vagrancy; victuals of any kind; food; supplies.
  • noun slang, obsolete A vagrant beggar; a tramp.

Etymologies

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  • In Newfoundland English, noun: "Food (for a meal or 'lunch'); victuals, grub or winter supplies." Usage: "1955 Doyle (ed) 52 "Sealers' Song": Though short of grog still lots of prog / To bring us home quite hearty."

    Verb: "To feed (another); provide food and accommodation." Usage: 1979 Daily News 9 Aug.: "I'm going to prog you this week and somebody else will do it next week."

    --Dictionary of Newfoundland English

    January 5, 2008

  • Also, a genre of rock music. Often a really crappy, pretentious genre.

    January 5, 2008

  • Odd word ... let us know if you get any etymological background on this one c_b. Thanks.

    January 6, 2008