[ pawr-gee ]
/ ˈpɔr gi /
noun, plural (especially collectively) por·gy, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) por·gies.
a sparid food fish, Pagrus pagrus, found in the Mediterranean and off the Atlantic coasts of Europe and America.
any of several other sparid fishes, as the scup.
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Origin of porgy
1715–25; porg(o), variant of pargo (<Spanish or Portuguese <Latin pag(a)rus kind of fish <Greek págros, variant of phágros) + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for porgy
/ (ˈpɔːɡɪ) /
noun plural -gy or -gies
Word Origin for porgy
C18: from Spanish pargo, from Latin phager type of fish, from Greek phagros sea bream
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