[ pawr-gee ]

noun,plural (especially collectively) por·gy, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) por·gies.
  1. a sparid food fish, Pagrus pagrus, found in the Mediterranean and off the Atlantic coasts of Europe and the Americas.: Also called red porgy, common sea bream .

  2. any of several sparid fishes, as the scup.

Origin of porgy

First recorded in 1715–25; porg(o), variant of pargo, or from Spanish or Portuguese, from Latin pag(a)rus kind of fish, from Greek págros, variant of phágros ) + -y2

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British Dictionary definitions for porgy


/ (ˈpɔːɡɪ) /

nounplural -gy or -gies
  1. Also called: pogy any of various sparid fishes, many of which occur in American Atlantic waters: See also scup, sheepshead

  2. any of various similar or related fishes

Origin of porgy

C18: from Spanish pargo, from Latin phager type of fish, from Greek phagros sea bream

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