used for water in general, it came about from the water containers during the war having the word oggin written on them.
Modern sailors' slang for the sea; it is said to be derived from Hogwash, though some assert that it comes from a mispronouncement of Ocean. Synonyms are The Ditch, The Pond, The Drink, all three of which words are used by officers more often than Oggin. Found on http://www.britishempire.co.uk/glossary/o.htm
Oggin is British navy slang for the sea.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/ZO.HTM
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