noun, plural gup·pies.
Origin of guppy
Examples from the Web for guppy
Mr. Guppy nods and gives him a "lucky touch" on the back, but not with the washed hand, though it is his right hand.
Mr. Jobling approving, Smallweed puts himself under the tall hat and conveys it out of the dining-rooms in the Guppy manner.
Then, inside the glass (but we could not touch it, you know) came up something wrapped in muslin: Mrs. Guppy said it was a head.The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6|Augustus J. C. Hare
Mr. Guppy immediately withdraws his eyes from her face and looks anywhere else.
But Mr. Carstone is for the time being established in Kenge's room, whereat Mr. Guppy chafes.
British Dictionary definitions for guppy
noun plural -pies
Word Origin for guppy
Word Origin and History for guppy
1925, named for R.J.L. Guppy, Trinidad clergyman who supplied the first specimen (1866) to the British Museum. The family name is from a place in Dorset. The class of streamlined U.S. submarines (1948) is an acronym from greater underwater propulsion power + -y.