Definition of sprog in English:


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Pronunciation: /sprɒg
British informal , • humorous


  • 1A child.
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    • They send their sprogs to a local authority club round the corner.
    • Actually, I'm soon going to be visiting my sister and am quite looking forward to seeing her sprogs again (aged 8 and 6, so hardly babies), so I'm certainly no child-hater.
    • Thus, the scene is set for a hectic fortnight's ‘holiday’ in which the sprogs will be consecutively ignored, yelled at and ordered to get out from under my feet.
  • 2A military recruit or trainee.

verb (sprogs, sprogging, sprogged)

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  • Have a baby.
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    • All my friends seem to be sprogging.
    • This evening I visited my sister Sheena, who has just sprogged.
    • Well, nothing has changed, except that I sprogged.


1940s (originally services' slang): perhaps from obsolete sprag 'lively young man', of unknown origin.

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