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Definition of pogey

pogey

noun - uncountable

  • Unemployment insurance. Different from welfare, which has nothing to do with your previous employment status.
    He's on the pogey.
    • See more words with the same meaning: welfare.

    Last edited on Jul 25 2010. Submitted by Dan M. from Saskatoon, SK, Canada on Aug 20 2002.

  • welfare, "social assistance." That is, money received from the state due to low income.
    • See more words with the same meaning: welfare.

    Last edited on Jul 25 2010. Submitted by Joyce Baker from Canada on Jan 01 2003.

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