British informal , humorous
Definition of sprog in English:
- 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.
verb (sprogs, sprogging, sprogged)[no object] Back to top
1940s (originally services' slang): perhaps from obsolete sprag 'lively young man', of unknown origin.
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