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Word of the day
for November 21
gudgeon n
  1. A small freshwater fish, Gobio gobio, that is native to Eurasia.
  2. (Australia) Any of various similar small fish of the family Eleotridae, often used as bait.
  3. (figurative, archaic) A person apt to take the bait; one easily cheated or duped; also, an idiot.
  4. (figurative, archaic) Something used to lure or tempt; bait, a lure.


  1. (also attributively) A circular or cylindrical fitting, often made of metal, into which a pin or pintle fits to create a hinge or pivoting joint.
  2. (nautical, specifically) In a vessel with a stern-mounted rudder: the fitting into which the pintle of the rudder fits, allowing the rudder to swing freely.

gudgeon v

  1. (transitive, archaic) To deprive (someone) fraudulently; to cheat, to dupe.
  2. (intransitive, archaic) To take the bait; to be defrauded or duped.

PointingHand.svg Today is World Fisheries Day, which was established by the World Fisheries Forum to advocate sustainable fishing practices and policies.

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