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sprog Line breaks: sprog
Pronunciation: /sprɒɡ/
British informal, humorous

Definition of sprog in English:


1A child.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with sprog

agog, befog, blog, bog, clog, cog, dog, flog, fog, grog, hog, Hogg, hotdog, jog, log, nog, prog, slog, smog, snog, tautog, tog, trog
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