goby

noun
go·​by | \ ˈgō-bē How to pronounce goby (audio) \
plural gobies also goby

Definition of goby

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: any of numerous spiny-finned fishes (family Gobiidae) that usually have the pelvic fins united to form a ventral sucking disk

go by

verb
went by; gone by; going by; goes by

Definition of go by (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: pass sense 3b as time goes by

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Noun

In the meaning defined above

First Known Use of goby

Noun

1769, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1508, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for goby

Noun

Latin gobius gudgeon, from Greek kōbios

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go-bye

go bye-bye

go bye-byes

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The first known use of goby was in 1508

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