porgy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish or Portuguese pargo, from Latin phagrum, accusative of phager, from Ancient Greek φαγρος ‎(phagros, sea bream).[1]

The similarity of porgy to paugie, especially in non-rhotic accents, may have reinforced both terms.

Noun[edit]

porgy ‎(plural porgies)

  1. Any of several fish of the family Sparidae; the sea bream.
    1. In particular, the scup (paugie).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ porgy” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).