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goby

[ goh-bee ]

noun

, plural (especially collectively) go·by, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) go·bies.
  1. any small marine or freshwater fish of the family Gobiidae, often having the pelvic fins united to form a suctorial disk.
  2. any fish of the closely related family Eleotridae, having the pelvic fins separate.


goby

/ ˈɡəʊbɪ /

noun

  1. any small spiny-finned fish of the family Gobiidae, of coastal or brackish waters, having a large head, an elongated tapering body, and the ventral fins modified as a sucker
  2. any other gobioid fish


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Word History and Origins

Origin of goby1

1760–70; < Latin gōbius gudgeon (spelling variant of gōbiō or cōbius ) < Greek kōbiós

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Word History and Origins

Origin of goby1

C18: from Latin gōbius gudgeon, fish of little value, from Greek kōbios

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Example Sentences

A Rumor of Angels: Quotations for Living, Dying and Letting Goby Gail Perry Johnson and Jill Perry Rabideau.

That woman Mrs Goby rushed into the study when he was working; it was this morning, when I happened to be out.

He hastened into the carriage-path, following the footprints made by the trio from Goby House.

So the little Goby, when nesting time comes, hunts round for the empty shell of a Cockle lying with its hollow side to the sand.

The female Goby enters the nest, and leaves her eggs in it; and then the little father fish is left in charge.

The Spotted Goby, as we have already noticed, makes a nest under a shell, and guards it until the eggs hatch.

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