Definition of 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
Recent Examples of porgy from the Web
Porgy fishing has also been reported at these shore fishing locations: Todd's Point, Sherwood Island State Park, Rocky Neck State Park, Meigs Point Hammonassett State Park and Fort Trumbull State Park.
The chefs are supplied with sustainable, mostly local, fish like porgy, fluke and grouper.
Donna Morgan is dreaming about shrimp and okra, deviled eggs with onions, and porgy.
Olympiadis mainly catches dusky grouper, white seabream, and red porgy.
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Origin and Etymology of porgy
alteration of pargo, from Spanish & Portuguese, from Latin phager, from Greek phagros
First Known Use: 1671See Words from the same year
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