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noun, plural gas·per·gous, (especially collectively) gas·per·gou.
  1. freshwater drum.
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Origin of gaspergou

1800–10, Americanism; < Louisiana French casburgot, French casse-burgot, equivalent to cass(er) to break + burgeau a kind of shellfish
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Historical Examples of gaspergou

  • Mama cook lots of gaspergou and carp and the poisson ami fish, with the long snout—what they call gar now.

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