Definition of goby in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡōbē/

noun (plural gobies)

A small, usually marine fish that typically has a sucker on the underside.
  • Family Gobiidae: numerous genera and species.
Example sentences
  • This consists of killifishes, herrings, sardines, gobies, silversides, anchovies small mullets, and lizardfishes to name a few.
  • Marine gobies are typically bottom-dwelling fish that live in shallow water.
  • A shallow-water Caribbean tank showcases a green moray eel, gobies, and collections of Caribbean algae.


Mid 18th century: from Latin gobius, from Greek kōbios, denoting some kind of small fish.

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Syllabification: go·by

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