Definition of porgy
plural porgies also porgy
1 : 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
2 [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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