Definition of pogey in English:

pogey

noun

Canadian
informal
  • Unemployment or welfare benefit.

    ‘so you want me to end up on pogey?’
    • ‘Aha, you're thinking: Here comes the justification for those massive subsidies that are sucking money out of the rest of Canada to keep Atlantic Canadians in seasonal work and on pogey.’
    • ‘Employee theft, depending on the culture of the workplace, private or public, could also seem as Canadian as easy pogey.’

Origin

Late 19th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

pogey

/ˈpoʊɡi//ˈpōɡē/