gudgeon

noun (1)
gud·​geon | \ ˈgə-jən How to pronounce gudgeon (audio) \

Definition of gudgeon

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : a socket for a rudder pintle

gudgeon

noun (2)

Definition of gudgeon (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of gudgeon

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gudgeon

Noun (1)

Middle English gojoun, from Middle French goujon

Noun (2)

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

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“Gudgeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gudgeon. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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