Definition of porgy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpôrɡē/

noun (plural same or porgies)

A deep-bodied fish related to the sea breams, typically silvery but sometimes changing to a blotched pattern. It usually lives in warm coastal waters.
  • Calamus and other genera, family Sparidae: many species.
Example sentences
  • However, it makes a good home for numerous pufferfish, porgies and sweetlips, and surgeonfish shoal in the open water nearby.
  • While deciding, we stared into the eyes of a striped bass, sea bass, porgy and red snapper.
  • The porgy is a fine fish with firm and flaky flesh.


Mid 17th century: alteration of Spanish and Portuguese pargo.

Words that rhyme with porgy


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Syllabification: por·gy

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