paugie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of the Narragansett word mishcùppaûog ("porgies", plural). Another shortening of the same word yields the synonym scup.[1] The full word was borrowed as scuppaug. The singular was borrowed as mishcup.

Possibly reinforced by its similarity to porgy, especially in non-rhotic accents.

Noun[edit]

paugie (plural paugies)

  1. A fish, Stenotomus chrysops, the porgy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ paugie” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.