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Parf of speech: Adjective, OED Year: 1891, OED Evaluation: Chiefly historical

A hostel for the needy or disabled; a poorhouse; a local relief centre or welfare office

Speaker: Yeah. So you always knew who was- yes, you-know kids are kind-of cruel sometimes, and they called pogie kids, you-know. Interviewer: Do you know why that- the word is pogie? Do you know what that comes from? Speaker: I was trying- the other day I was trying- why did they call it pogie, you-know 'cause it was welfare?
Yeah, you-know, and it was kind of- one of the unfortunate things then was you knew who was on welfare, be-- the kids had what they called pogie clothes, and uh, they wore black stockings...