Definition of pogey bait in English:

pogey bait

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

noun

US
military slang
  • 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.

Pronunciation

pogey bait

/ˈpəʊɡi beɪt/