Definition of pogue in English:

pogue

(also poghue, póg)

noun

Irish English
  • A kiss.

noun

rare, slang
  • A bag, purse, or wallet. Hence, by metonymy: money, takings.

noun

US
military slang, depreciative
  • 1A (young) homosexual man, especially one who is the passive partner in a sexual relationship.

  • 2A non-combatant soldier, especially one who is assigned administrative and supply duties.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Purgatorium Hibernicum. From Irish póg kiss (Early Irish póc) from the British base of Old Cornish poc- (in the compounds impoc and poccuil), Middle Breton pocq kiss (Breton pok) from post-classical Latin pac-, pax kiss of peace, specifically use of classical Latin pāx peace<br>early 19th century; earliest use found in James Vaux (1782–c1841). Origin uncertain. Perhaps a variant of poke. A connection with pough seems less likely<br>early 20th century; earliest use found in United States Navy Court of Inquiry. Origin unknown.

Pronunciation

pogue

/pəʊɡ/