- a porgy.
- a viviparous perch, Amphistichus rhodoterus, found in the shallow waters off the Pacific coast of the U.S.
- the menhaden.
Origin of pogy1
1855–60, Americanism; shortening of poghaden, paughagen (a Maine dial. term, perhaps < Eastern Abenaki) + -y2
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C19: perhaps from Algonquian pohegan menhaden
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