Definition of pogey bait in English:

pogey bait

(also poggy bait, pogie bait, poguey-bait)

Pronunciation /ˈpəʊɡi beɪt/

noun

military slang US Military
  • Candy, sweets; a civilian snack.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Logan Ruggles (b. 1889). Origin uncertain and disputed. Perhaps from pogy + bait, but numerous alternative etymologies have also been suggested.