guppy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a name mistakenly assigned, Girardinus guppii, after biologist Robert J. L. Guppy, to previously assigned Poecilia reticulata

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡʌpi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌpi

Noun[edit]

guppy (plural guppies)

  1. A tiny freshwater fish, Poecilia reticulata, popular in home aquariums, that usually has a plain body and black or dark blue tail for the females and a more colorful tail for the males.
    Fred kept a tank of guppies by the windowsill.
  2. (by extension) Any tiny fish.
    Throw that one back; it’s just a guppy!
  3. (paintball) A tube holding paintballs before they are loaded into the gun.
    • 2001, John R. Little, Curtis Wong, Ultimate Paintball Field Guide (page 177)
      I reached into my pack and grabbed a guppy to reload. Pouring in the contents, I kept my eyes ahead as I was supposed to do.
  4. (climbing) A hold across the palm of the hand rather than the fingertips.

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  • Danish: gubbi

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guppy m (plural guppys)

  1. guppy