pogy

noun
po·​gy | \ ˈpō-gē How to pronounce pogy (audio) \
plural pogies

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Division of Marine Fisheries biologists determined that the pogies, which are typically between 8 and 11 inches long, died of natural causes. Sarah Wu, BostonGlobe.com, "Myriad dead fish have shown up at the Charles River Dam. Could summer heat be the culprit?," 1 Aug. 2019 The good news is that this juvenile humpback, still of unknown gender, is feeding successfully at the mouth of Boston Harbor on schools of menhaden, also known locally as pogies. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, "Makin’ a splash: There’s a humpback whale in Boston Harbor," 6 Aug. 2019 Drift with live pogies around bait pods for best results. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida fishing forecast: June 27," 28 June 2018 Drift with live pogies around bigger bait pods for best results. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Fishing forecast: June 16, 2018," 16 June 2018 Troll or drift with pogies for tarpon, snook, redfish, jacks, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and bonito are all possible. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida fishing forecast: July 15," 14 July 2018 Live mullet or pogies are best for snook and mackerel. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Cental Florida fishing forecast: June 25," 28 June 2018 The pogies are getting ready to migrate too, and the cobia gorge on them to get ready to shoot back east. Ben Raines, AL.com, "Giant cobia and tiny sardines, Alabama's massive fish migration," 1 Nov. 2017 Menhaden, also known as pogies, will be certified for the first time by the Marine Stewardship Council, one of the premier certifying bodies for sustainable seafood. Washington Post, "Little fish, big worry: Future of menhaden sparks concern," 1 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of pogy

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pogy

by shortening & alteration from poghaden, perhaps from Eastern Abenaki

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