noun por·gy \ˈpr-gē\
plural porgies also porgy

Definition of PORGY

:  a blue-spotted silvery-red food fish (Pagrus pagrus of the family Sparidae) of the eastern and western Atlantic; also :  any of various fishes (as a scup) of the same family
[alteration of pogy] :  any of various bony fishes (as a menhaden) of families other than that of the porgy

Origin of PORGY

alteration of pargo, from Spanish & Portuguese, from Latin phager, from Greek phagros
First Known Use: 1671

Rhymes with PORGY

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