from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A porgy (Stenotomus chrysops) of the northern Atlantic coastal waters, important commercially as a food fish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fish, Stenotomus chrysops; the porgy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A swing.
- n. A marine sparoid food fish (Stenotomus chrysops, or S. argyrops), common on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It appears bright silvery when swimming in the daytime, but shows broad blackish transverse bands at night and when dead. Called also porgee, paugy, porgy, scuppaug.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A swing: a term derived from the Dutch settlers.
- To swing; have a swing.
- n. A sparoid fish, the scuppaug or porgy, Stenotomus argyrops, attaining a length of a foot, and a valued foodfish, found from Cape Cod to Florida.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. porgy of southern Atlantic coastal waters of North America
- n. flesh of fish found in colder waters of northern Atlantic coast of the United States
- n. lean flesh of fish found in warm waters of southern Atlantic coast of the United States
- n. found in Atlantic coastal waters of North America from South Carolina to Maine; esteemed as a panfish
Short for Narragansett mishcùp.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shortened form of a Narragansett word like mishcùppaûog. Another shortening of the same word yields the synonym paugie. (Wiktionary)