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gudgeon

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noun gud·geon \ˈgə-jən\

Definition of gudgeon

  1. 1 :  pivot 1, journal

  2. 2 :  a socket for a rudder pintle



Origin of gudgeon

Middle English gojoun, from Middle French goujon


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with gudgeon


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gudgeon

noun gud·geon

Definition of gudgeon

  1. :  a small European freshwater fish (Gobio gobio) related to the carps and often used for food or bait



Origin of gudgeon

Middle English gojune, from Anglo-French gojoun, from Latin gobion-, gobio, alteration of gobius — more at goby


First Known Use: 15th century


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