noun, plural (especially collectively) go·by, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) go·bies.
- god forbid,
- god helps those who help themselves,
- god knows
Origin of goby
Origin of go-by
Examples from the Web for goby
Nature seems to have made the goby in one of her most freakish moods.
In the Shat-el-Arab, which is wholly within the influence of the tides, there is a species of goby, which is amphibious.
He hastened into the carriage-path, following the footprints made by the trio from Goby House.The ghosts of their ancestors|Weymer Jay Mills
In Goby's train was his fervent admirer and inseparable young friend, Clarence Hoby.The Newcomes|William Makepeace Thackeray
Drag′onet, a little dragon: a genus of fishes of the goby family; Drag′on-fly, an insect with a long body and brilliant colours.
noun plural -by or -bies
Word Origin for goby
kind of fish, 1769, from Latin gobius, from Greek gobios, name of a type of small fish, of unknown origin.