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What Does Proggy Mean?

“Proggy” is a slang term and IT that is often just used to refer
to a program. It has been part of IT slang for a long time, especially in the United


Techopedia Explains Proggy

Someone might refer to a “proggy” while talking about
creating, modifying or using a program. For example, someone might say “check
out this proggy and what it does” or, in discussing theoretical functionality, “we’ll
come up with a good little proggy for that.” Sometimes there is the implication
that the proggy is made up of smaller parts or modules, or that it is a full
application, rather than a partial piece of source code. “Proggy” can also be
used to describe a set of programming fonts that are often used in Windows,
Apple and UNIX operating systems. In addition, the term may be used as a placeholder or variable name in code.


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Margaret Rouse
Senior Editor

Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.