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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PROG, v.i. [L. proco, procor.]
1. To shift meanly for provisions; to wander about and seek provisions where they are to be found; to live by beggarly tricks. [A low word.]
You are the lion; I have been endeavoring to prog for you.
PROG, n. Victuals or provisions sought by begging or found by wandering about.
1. Victuals of any kind. [A low word.]
PROG, n. One that seeks his victuals by wandering and begging.

Merriam Webster's

I. intransitive verb (progged; progging) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1624 chiefly dialect to search about; especially forage II. noun Date: 1655 chiefly dialect food, victuals III. abbreviation 1. program 2. progressive

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Prog Prog, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Progged. p. pr. & vb. n. Progging.] [Cf. D. prachen, G. prachern, Dan. prakke, Sw. pracka, to beg, L. procare, procari, to ask, demand, and E. prowl.] 1. To wander about and beg; to seek food or other supplies by low arts; to seek for advantage by mean shift or tricks. [Low] A perfect artist in progging for money. --Fuller. I have been endeavoring to prog for you. --Burke. 2. To steal; to rob; to filch. [Low] --Johnson. 3. To prick; to goad; to progue. [Scot.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Prog Prog, n. 1. Victuals got by begging, or vagrancy; victuals of any kind; food; supplies. [Slang] --Swift. So long as he picked from the filth his prog. --R. Browning. 2. A vagrant beggar; a tramp. [Slang] 3. A goal; progue. [Scot.]

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Provision. Rum prog; choice provision. To prog; to be on the hunt for provision: called in the military term to forage.



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