Definition of pogo in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈpōɡō/


(also pogo stick) (plural pogos)
A toy for jumping around on, consisting of a long, spring-loaded pole with a handle at the top and rests for a person’s feet near the bottom.
Example sentences
  • I was on the driveway yesterday jumping around on my pogo stick.
  • I didn't bounce very well on the pogo stick - the spring was a bit rusty, but I was determined.
  • He bounded up onto the stage and played some impromptu air guitar, jumping up and down like he was on a pogo stick and laughing maniacally.

verb (pogoes, pogoing, pogoed)

[no object] informal
Jump up and down as if on a pogo, typically as a form of dancing to certain types of rock music, especially punk.
Example sentences
  • It's a rare pleasure to see a crowd that isn't moshing or pogoing, but actually dancing.
  • You lot wouldn't know Punk Rock if it pogoed up to you and spat in your earhole.
  • Written with a sense of humor, Punk Rock Aerobics is filled not only with dance moves inspired by pogoing and air guitars, but punk trivia and interviews with favorites from the punk-rock music scene.


1920s: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with pogo

a-gogo, go-go, Togo

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: po·go

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.