porgy

noun por·gy \ ˈpȯr-gē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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 (such as a scup) of the same family
2
[alteration of pogy]
:any of various bony fishes (such as a menhaden) of families other than that of the porgy

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Origin and Etymology of porgy

alteration of pargo, from Spanish & Portuguese, from Latin phager, from Greek phagros


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