Slang for Employment Insurance or Welfare. Derived from the Scottish word "pogie" which means workhouse. A workhouse being a place in the 1500's where beggars, children and others unable to support themselves were sent to work and in turn be taken care of.
"Fuck working all winter, im just gonna go on pogey like everyone else"
Pogey: A pogey is a South African bear from the Amazon rain forests of Antarctica. Originally founded by Queen Victoria of New Brunswick the Pogey has formed the staple diet species of the South African Purple Tailed Frilled Mongoose (native to the mountains of Madagascar). Together they live in harmony defending Earth from the aliens from the planet Zimbabwe.
Mark: Whats a pogey?
Smokey: Well Mark, a pogey is...(see definition)