From Spanish or Portuguese pargo, from Latin phagrum, accusative of phager, from Ancient Greek φαγρος (phagros, “sea bream”).
porgy (plural porgies)
- Any of several fish of the family Sparidae; the sea bream.
- In particular, the scup (paugie).
fish of the family Sparidae
- ^ “porgy” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).