In the Armed Forces, especially the Navy and Coast Guard, "Soogie Powder" was equivalent to scouring powders such as Comet or Ajax.
The containers were indentical too, with a plain white label that simply read: "Soogie Powder".
The word was also used as a verb when referring to cleaning something.
"Get yer ass up it's time to turn two and soogie the head!"
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