Definition of pogey in English:

pogey

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noun

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.’

Pronunciation

pogey

/ˈpōɡē/ /ˈpoʊɡi/

Origin

Late 19th century of unknown origin.