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[goo-juh n]
noun, plural gou·jons, (especially collectively) gou·jon.
  1. flathead catfish.
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Origin of goujon

1880–85, Americanism; < Louisiana French, French: gudgeon1


  1. Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/, c1510–c1568, French sculptor.
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Historical Examples

  • Goujon and Laugier attempted to hold it, but with as little success.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864


  • Lescot's and Goujon's beautiful faade (p. 173) is now before us.

  • Compared with Goujon's "Fountain of the Innocents" their motive is not decorative at all.

    French Art

    W. C. Brownell

  • I shall get hold of Goujon; that's simple and direct enough for me.

  • What reason would he have for doing this if it had been Goujon that had attacked him?

British Dictionary definitions for goujon


  1. a small strip of fish or chicken, coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried
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Word Origin

French, literally: gudgeon
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