Definition of pogo in English:


Syllabification: po·go
Pronunciation: /ˈpōgō


(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.
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    • 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 Back to top  
  • Jump up and down as if on a pogo, typically as a form of dancing to certain types of rock music, especially punk.
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    • 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.

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