prog

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See also: próg

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviations.

Adjective[edit]

prog (not comparable)

  1. Abbreviation of progressive.
    • 2003, Frank Moriarty, Seventies Rock: The Decade of Creative Chaos
      Captain Beyond had tentatively dipped their toe in the uncharted American waters of prog rock, but in England, progression was the name of the game, with a host of bands elevating themselves ...

Noun[edit]

prog (plural progs)

  1. (computing, informal) A program.
    • 2001, "n.one", transfer progs from comp to comp (on newsgroup 24hoursupport.helpdesk)
      [] is there some way to connect to my new comp so I can transfer some of the software progs []
    • 2001, "Yoda", How do I get progs to run when linux 7.1 starts up? (on newsgroup linux.redhat)
    • 2003, "Leo Edwards", Automating the Windows backup prog to commence backups? (on newsgroup microsoft.public.win98.apps)
      I've looked around if I can get the prog to start a backup itself, but it still requires some manual commands.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

prog (countable and uncountable, plural progs)

  1. (slang, obsolete) Victuals got by begging, or vagrancy; victuals of any kind; food; supplies.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jonathan Swift to this entry?)
  2. (slang, obsolete) A vagrant beggar; a tramp.

Verb[edit]

prog (third-person singular simple present progs, present participle progging, simple past and past participle progged)

  1. (obsolete, slang) To wander about and beg; to seek food or other supplies by low arts; to seek advantage by mean tricks.
    • Fuller
      a perfect artist in progging for money
    • Burke
      I have been endeavouring to prog for you.
  2. (obsolete, slang) To steal; to rob; to filch.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  3. (Scotland) To prick; to goad; to progue.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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