One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
Late 19th century: of unknown origin.
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