Definition of pogey in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpōɡē/ /ˈpoʊɡi/

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informal Canadian
  • Unemployment or welfare benefit.

    • ‘so you want me to end up on pogey?’
    • ‘Employee theft, depending on the culture of the workplace, private or public, could also seem as Canadian as easy pogey.’
    • ‘Aha, you're thinking: Here comes the justification for those massive subsidies that are sucking money out of the rest of Canada to keep Atlantic Canadians in seasonal work and on pogey.’


Late 19th century of unknown origin.