There are 2 definitions of Prod in English:

Prod

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Pronunciation: /prɒd
 
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noun

informal , • offensive
  • (Especially in Ireland) a Protestant.

Origin

1940s: abbreviation representing a pronunciation.

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There are 2 definitions of Prod in English:

prod

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Pronunciation: /prɒd
 
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verb (prods, prodding, prodded)

[with object]
  • 1Poke with a finger, foot, or pointed object: he prodded her in the ribs [no object]: she took up a fork and prodded at the food
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    • I poked and prodded at these sites in hopes to locate some remaining muscle tissue, but very little was found.
    • Olivia poked and prodded at me for a few minutes as she tried to make sure that she knew what to fix and what to leave.
    • Wind picks at a stray lace; I uncoil a hand from jacket cuff, poke out a finger and prod the lace back beside ankle under my foot, moving my foot slightly to make it stay in.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1Stimulate or persuade (someone who is reluctant or slow) to do something: they attempted to prod the central bank into cutting interest rates
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    • The August 28, 1963 March on Washington was planned to prod a reluctant Congress to enact a comprehensive civil rights bill.
    • The main caveat here is to refrain from using hypnosis to prod a reluctant client/patient into this type of therapy.
    • Nobody was in a hurry and none was seen prodding the organisers to get on with the item.
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noun

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  • 1A poke with a finger, foot, or pointed object: he gave the wire netting an experimental prod
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    • After a few prods and pokes, he gave an injection for the pain, sat at his desk, lifted the phone and ordered the air ambulance.
    • With appropriate physical gentleness, have a poke and a prod and check out the territory.
    • But it was just a question of getting on with it with pokes and prods.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1An act of stimulating or reminding someone to do something: you need a gentle prod to remind you that life is only what you make it
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    • This is a gentle prod to the player to quickly finish off the game.
    • A card full of love and silly jokes, and a gentle prod to point me back to my Bible, starting with the bits that I love.
    • It is the force by which all wrongful things are repelled from us, the sharp prod which spurs the dullards onward.
    Synonyms
    stimulus, push, prompt, reminder, prompting, spur, motivation; incitement, goad
  • 2A pointed implement, typically one discharging an electric current and used as a goad: a cattle prod
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    • Some writers have suggested that electric prods should never be used or should be used sparingly.
    • The US soldiers wouldn't let him get back in the line and beat him with long batons and electric cattle prods.
    • It said the ‘state thugs’ beat people with batons and electric cattle prods, injuring around a dozen people, including one person whose foot was broken.
    Synonyms
    goad, stick, spike

Phrases

on the prod

North American informal Looking for trouble: a gangster on the prod
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  • Tate, yes, for he's a mean one, handy with a gun and always on the prod.

Derivatives

prodder

noun
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  • In The Philippines Britain even sells their corrupt government torture instruments to keep the peasants in line like industrial cattle prodders and electrodes under various loop holes.
  • Do electric prodders ‘spark’ when earthed, and can they be earthed, even lightly, without delivering the full jolt?
  • He's been such a persistent presidential prodder on the issue, he's earned the ultimate accolade, a White House nickname: ‘The Pest.’

Origin

mid 16th century (as a verb): perhaps symbolic of a short poking movement, or a blend of poke1 and dialect brod 'to goad, prod'. The noun dates from the mid 18th century.

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