One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A cardboard or plastic disk printed with a design or picture, collected or swapped by children or used in games.
- ‘In the mid 1990s, he hit on the idea of putting preserved scorpions inside Slammers - small acrylic game pieces that players flick at their opponents' cardboard Pogs.’
- ‘If I knew chess was that exciting back when I was younger, I probably would have still blown a ton of money on Pogs.’
- 1.1Pogs A children's game in which players strike a pile of Pogs with an implement, winning any that land face upwards when they fall.‘a group of boys playing Pogs during recess’
1990s: from POG (acronym from the initial letters of passion fruit, orange, guava), a trademark for a juice drink originally made by a dairy on Maui, Hawaii: the lids of the drink provided the first game disks.
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